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Discussion in 'Airheads' started by TINK, May 3, 2011.

  1. Kai Ju

    Kai Ju Long timer

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    That black tank and seat look really sharp. Any thoughts on pinstripes ?
    What tank badges are you tinking ?
  2. TINK

    TINK Been here awhile

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    Another shot from today. Well. I made my goal of having a "roller" by the end of my vacation break. It's back to work tomorrow, and then a trip to Seattle (Jan 10-13) to be with my mom on her 91 birthday. Bike is 90% there. Just need to finish up the brake systems, repair and reconnect some electrical wiring and a bunch of odds and ends. Center stand repair is next on the list, until then I'm using jack stands under the cylinder heads to prop it up. Side stand requires the left exhaust pipe to clamp to so it will be last to go on. Hope to have her running by the end of January, but with work, home, family responsibilities my time line could slip a bit. It's been a fun project and I can't wait to ride her. Stay tuned... TINK

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  3. TINK

    TINK Been here awhile

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    Single gold pin stripe, Irv Seaver is using this guy > http://vandemon.com/

    Bought the standard BMW badges, just need to stick them on.
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  4. TINK

    TINK Been here awhile

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    Seems like I've owned this bike before, let' s see... black paint, chrome seat rail... why YES, it's my 1992 Nighthawk all over again. :ricky
    Loved this bike, put 78K on her, should have kept her... and the 1965 XLCH... and the 1969 Bonneville... and the `92 VFR... and the ______ :gerg

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  5. squish

    squish Out of the office.

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    Tinking... I think you just coined a new term as it related to Tink.

    Good looking roller tink, looking forward to seeing this one in the flesh. I really like the Mike Traynor plate.
  6. TINK

    TINK Been here awhile

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    Center stand has been repaired and installed!
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    Let's rewind... here's the center stand with "dragging" damage.
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    If you ever need a fabricator and are in the Orange County area check out Jim Shirley. He does great work and is very reasonable
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    Now back to our show,,, Jim's hand work
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    Old hardware... not good :eek1
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  7. TINK

    TINK Been here awhile

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    Rear brakes are installed. :clap Still need to finish the master cylinder rebuild.

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  8. TINK

    TINK Been here awhile

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    Found this in a box with the throttle parts...
    Okay sports fans, what is it? :hmmmmm

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  9. squish

    squish Out of the office.

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    Switch gear wedgecock, goes between bar and switch gear, cut out is for screw clearance.
  10. disston

    disston ShadeTreeExpert

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    The most often missing part on an Airhead. When the switch gear is removed for any reason they fall if you are not ready to catch them and are never seen again. When the switch gear is put back on with out this part it will then not stay in place and rotates about the handlebar in use. It seems to just be too loose so people tighten the holding screw more and more, eventually causing other problems.
  11. TINK

    TINK Been here awhile

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  12. TINK

    TINK Been here awhile

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    I did some more reaserch http://w6rec.com/duane/bmw/perch/index.htm and it looks like I do need two wedges, one on each side. Checked the bike this morning and no wedge in either side, just the one I have on the bench. Ordered a used wedge off ebay for $14, pricey, but worth it to me for the piece of mind that the controls are not going to auto-rotate on me one day as I'm riding down the road. The good thing is that I'm using proper 22mm bars and not 7/8" - C20: Chrome Flanders BMW R90S Bar (Magura style 478-46300).

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  13. benthic

    benthic glutton 4 punishment

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    you know, i'm not convinced you need those wedges. my controls clamp on the 22mm bars pretty damn tightly. Also, they should be something a person could make very easily. If i ever lose the ones I have I'll definitely try that..

    great build!
  14. TINK

    TINK Been here awhile

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    You could be right, benthic. While I may not need them I'm still amazed that I can still find these for a 35 year old bike. Until I asked the question, I had no idea my perchs were not secured correctly. But that's BMW for you, always over engineering.

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  15. Les_Garten

    Les_Garten Been here awhile

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    I would get them.

    If your controls are designed for that spacer, then it seems that being tightened without it could cause vibration fatigue and failure over time, if not outright when you first tighten them. At that point, you would think the perches cheap. The Germans are masters at this type of complexity, which means you kinda got to pay attention to them.
  16. disston

    disston ShadeTreeExpert

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    Well, I was going to tell you they are available again but they apparently have gone missing in action again. They were available just last year I think, or the year before. But checking Max and Bob's I see they are not available.
  17. melville

    melville Long timer

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    Duane's not quite right on that one--my 1975 /6 does not take a perch wedge, and I understand later models may only need a wedge on one side. Make sure both perches have room for the wedge--this one does not:

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  18. TINK

    TINK Been here awhile

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    Hmmmmm.... and the plot thickens.:yikes
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    TINK Been here awhile

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    100 years from now when I take the controls off the handle bars I'll know to look for the wedge as it falls onto the ground. :1drink

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    TINK Been here awhile

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    Thanks melville. I did check and yes mine does have room for a wedge on both sides.

    TINK