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by Ken in Oklahoma
Tue Feb 13, 2018 8:49 am
Forum: Post 1970 Airheads
Topic: ADVrider down
Replies: 11
Views: 227

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: 13
Views: 745

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: 1672

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: 2627

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: 1672

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: 1672

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: 2514

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...
by Ken in Oklahoma
Sat Jul 15, 2017 12:31 am
Forum: Post 1970 Airheads
Topic: Need advice on Top end/motor rebuild
Replies: 9
Views: 979

Re: Need advice on Top end/motor rebuild

Something is definitely wrong there. Specifying 2nd oversize rings but only a cleanup hone for the cylinders implies that the engine has already had two rebores, or something equally weird. At 36k this is most unlikely. And a complete bottom end rebuild at this mileage is very unusual. Bottom ends ...
by Ken in Oklahoma
Sat Jul 15, 2017 12:18 am
Forum: Post 1970 Airheads
Topic: Polishing Aluminium
Replies: 19
Views: 2060

Re: Polishing Aluminium

I have polished aluminum, and used various products successfully. But the thing is, polished aluminum, no matter how you do it, will gradually dull. It's called oxidation. You can cover the perfectly polished aluminum with some variety of clear coat, but then the clear coat eventually 'yellows' from...
by Ken in Oklahoma
Thu Jun 22, 2017 9:39 am
Forum: Post 1970 Airheads
Topic: Master cylinder
Replies: 4
Views: 470

Re: Master cylinder

84 R100 So while waiting for OEM caliper rebuild kits to replace the non fitting after market parts, I have a question. I though it would be a good idea to zip tie the brake lever to the grip to make bleeding easier to prevent fluid from escaping down the unattached brake lines. Now that I have to ...