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Discussion in 'Airheads' started by Solo Lobo, Feb 28, 2018.
The "I can only keep two . . . " part.
I will say that WFO down a half-mile
On-ramp was really impressive! I was a bit surprised when I looked down and saw I was easily passing 85 with a few gears to go!
The RS pulled hard past 7K!
Did some fine-tuning yesterday once I got home:
Synced the carbs and reset the idle speed (but forgot to set the mixture)
Readjusted the clutch cable
Replaced several non-OEM windshield fasteners with OEM as they were lose (much better now)
Checked for lose fasteners, leaks etc.
Found I had lost a nut
But had a spare or two
To clarify, I can only keep two if I want to find another project BMW to work on... and you know I will need another project BMW!
Already thinking about what I want next... and today it would be a '77 R100S with the "Exclusive Sport" graphics package in Motorsport colors.....
I just can't live with having only one key (or set of keys)... and never ride without the spare set in my pocket
I'm still looking for a place to cut a new folding key for my '79.
I walked into a locksmith near my work and handed them the keys, I was half expecting them to refuse.
Just send your key and blank to me Jim
- I wish we had a locksmith shop I could walk into. The kids at the local Ace Hardware looked at my blank like it was for a Mars rover . . .
I was up North for a meeting today and happened to notice this fine looking machine...
I owe you a ride on the RS! I'll just leave the key under the front fender next week.
.....and then you'll be down to two again and be able to get your R100C "Exclusive Sport". Problem solved!
Same here - It's not a short walk but within 2 miles. Never problem/question on cutting my airhead keys, straight, folding, and knob (or any keys for that matter), in and out in about 15 with never a problem. Love my local Ace - but will never go to them for keys again after discovering this ("MY") locksmith!
Where are you guys getting your blanks? Thanks
I just checked my key ( I only got one with the bike) and it is a Taylor Lock Co. I think I have seen that brand of blanks before. R63 with a W under the 6
I got mine from Motobins in the UK...
A good locksmith can source Neiman keys, who were the OEM supplier. "My" locksmith got me a bunch of them-then refused to cut them!
Bob's and Max carried them - kinda spendy these days for a key blank IMHO.
Up to about 130-ish miles this week by taking various long-ways to work, and the RS is feeling quite good. The carb sync and clutch adjustment were needed for sure. I just turned the dial-a-rides up to 4 on the damping and also set the spring pre-load to full just to see what happens. My prediction is I back off of those when I get home tonight.
Being on the RS makes me want to hit the road and log some serious miles... pretty much every time I get on it. Neither my LS or G/S give the same feeling at all. We have been in the high 70's all week, and turn back to rain and low 60's starting tomorrow...
I need to acquire some rubber washers to act as vibration dampeners between the lower fairing halves and the metal mounts... there is some noise coming from there, also the left mirror glass is occasionally making a bit of noise as well.
The valve noise is really interesting, as I forgot how much the lower fairings increase (and change) the noise level compared to my LS and G/S that lack a fairing to bring the valve noise right up to your ears. It seems like the noise from the heads (which have been ported) has a slightly different character than my other airheads and am not sure if its the heads, or the fairing...
Found another good rattle and fixed that... also popped on some ratty Luftmeister header shields I may paint black and toss onto the RS
More period bling to add
@Solo Lobo Here's another project for ya: https://sandiego.craigslist.org/nsd/mcy/d/encinitas-1980-bmw-r100t-motorcycle/6847762600.html