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by Ken in Oklahoma
Wed Apr 18, 2018 11:39 am
Forum: Post 1970 Airheads
Topic: Grease incompatability
Replies: 5
Views: 253

Re: Grease incompatability

richard t wrote:
Mon Apr 16, 2018 10:54 pm
seal leaking, red grease is good in flange bearings, white grease wtf was he thinking
I'm guessing he was thinking grease is grease. Hit don't matter none.

Ken
by Ken in Oklahoma
Wed Apr 18, 2018 11:35 am
Forum: Post 1970 Airheads
Topic: Painting and pinstripe
Replies: 7
Views: 352

Re: Painting and pinstripe

That color is a yummy yellow, indeed. The paint also looks to have a nice clear-coat overlay. I'm also wondering if there is some metallic in the paint or under the clear coat. Still the 'flying blood clot' color is on top of my hit parade. A few years ago Justin Bowser (of R65 forum fame) painted u...
by Ken in Oklahoma
Tue Mar 20, 2018 1:38 pm
Forum: Post 1970 Airheads
Topic: R75/5 choke stopped working
Replies: 19
Views: 1343

Re: R75/5 choke stopped working

Ahhh, thanks. I haven't taken these carbs off the bike yet, so had no idea what the reverse side looked like. I don't know if I'll have time to get to it tonight, but I'll post an update when I know more. Thanks again everyone! Mike I don't have any specific advice for you, but I would like to ampl...
by Ken in Oklahoma
Tue Feb 13, 2018 8:49 am
Forum: Post 1970 Airheads
Topic: ADVrider down
Replies: 11
Views: 940

Re: ADVrider down

Airbear wrote:
Sun Feb 11, 2018 3:10 pm
Zombie Master wrote:
Sun Feb 11, 2018 2:04 am
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That's just like Elon Musk's Tesla. Out there in the universe forever :?a
Yeah, what's that about? A grand gesture of stupid waste. That car will never find a charging station with the correct voltage.
For some reason the DeLorean comes to mind . . .

Ken
by Ken in Oklahoma
Fri Dec 15, 2017 11:02 am
Forum: Post 1970 Airheads
Topic: Fork Gaiters
Replies: 16
Views: 1773

General Caution re: Fork Gaiters

It's been a few years now since I've replaced some fork gaiters on my /6 and /7 vintage bikes. I bought them online from a BMW parts supplier whose name I've now forgotten. The gaiters read 'Italy' on them. I installed 'em. No big deal. Fit fine, worked fine. Very soon (probably months) I noticed th...
by Ken in Oklahoma
Wed Dec 06, 2017 4:06 am
Forum: Post 1970 Airheads
Topic: Wheel building.
Replies: 29
Views: 2960

Re: Wheel building.

Ken, the Buchanan's spoke wrenches are the bomb! They have it down! When you buy spokes from them is the time to buy the wrench. Hi Chuey. What you say sounds right and true. Good advice. Uh, but it doesn't work for me. You see, I have a quirk. Well, multiple quirks, but this is the one I'm talking...
by Ken in Oklahoma
Wed Nov 29, 2017 12:06 am
Forum: Post 1970 Airheads
Topic: LED headlight replacement for H4
Replies: 29
Views: 4118

Re: LED headlight replacement for H4

I think you need a 450 or 600 watt EME alternator. Then you could also run a heated seat, kick ass halogen driving lights, and a coffee machine. When my stator shits itself, that's where I'm going. Wouldn't a 600 W alt drag that airhead's power output down? :o Only by about a horsepower. The conver...
by Ken in Oklahoma
Tue Nov 28, 2017 11:49 pm
Forum: Post 1970 Airheads
Topic: Wheel building.
Replies: 29
Views: 2960

Re: Wheel building.

I haven't been following this thread, but I have built a hand full of wheels (but not BMW wheels only). I have a couple thoughts to 'scatter shoot'. As for spoke wrenches, I have never found a 'store-bought' wrench to be satisfactory. Too loose! Invariably, it seems, that the too-loose wrench 'wants...
by Ken in Oklahoma
Thu Oct 05, 2017 8:54 pm
Forum: Post 1970 Airheads
Topic: Wheel building.
Replies: 29
Views: 2960

Re: Wheel building.

Lonnie's article is indeed the best I've ever seen. Having said that you can do an acceptable job of building a wheel by figuring it out how to do it yourself. That is to say, the end product needs to have the rim concentric with the axle and the rim located left and right with respect to the hub. A...
by Ken in Oklahoma
Tue Jul 25, 2017 12:10 pm
Forum: Post 1970 Airheads
Topic: What have I got here?
Replies: 22
Views: 3563

Re: What have I got here?

Well, one thing that tank would do would be to support one's image as an Iron Butt rider. Now if I were an Iron Butt poseur that would be the tank for me. Of course I couldn't ride with anybody, at least anybody who even knew what Iron Butting was about. And I don't know how I could maintain an Iron...