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by Bamboo812
Tue Mar 28, 2017 6:54 pm
Forum: Post 1970 Airheads
Topic: Handlebar clutch switch as a brake switch?
Replies: 8
Views: 1889

Re: Handlebar clutch switch as a brake switch?

Ah, that's right. On mine, I machined a little metal cap for the pin to lengthen it. Edited my post for clarity.
by Bamboo812
Tue Mar 28, 2017 3:44 pm
Forum: Post 1970 Airheads
Topic: Handlebar clutch switch as a brake switch?
Replies: 8
Views: 1889

Re: Handlebar clutch switch as a brake switch?

Hydraulics are over rated, and the original single disc brakes in that bike needed everything (including a new hub). BMW wants $450 for a replacement disc these days, too. Think about this; the only real difference between the R50/5 and a R100/7 is cylinder bore, not weight. Drum brakes, properly so...
by Bamboo812
Tue Mar 28, 2017 1:08 am
Forum: Post 1970 Airheads
Topic: Handlebar clutch switch as a brake switch?
Replies: 8
Views: 1889

Re: Handlebar clutch switch as a brake switch?

I did that same mod, the switch fits under a lip on one end of the square hole, and the screw holds it in place. I seem to remember I had to lengthen the pushrod a bit to make it work. 1976 R90/6 with a /5 front end: Image
by Bamboo812
Fri Mar 24, 2017 1:18 pm
Forum: Post 1970 Airheads
Topic: Tommaselli Daytona Throttle
Replies: 6
Views: 1421

Re: Tommaselli Daytona Throttle

jagarra wrote:
Fri Mar 24, 2017 9:00 am
22 mm= .866, 7/8 = .875. If my calculations are correct. Enough to keep perches from going on easily.
The Tommasellis will be loose on a 22mm bar.
by Bamboo812
Thu Mar 23, 2017 4:40 pm
Forum: Post 1970 Airheads
Topic: Tommaselli Daytona Throttle
Replies: 6
Views: 1421

Re: Tommaselli Daytona Throttle

22mm and 7/8" are not the same thing...
by Bamboo812
Thu Mar 23, 2017 4:11 pm
Forum: Post 1970 Airheads
Topic: Monoshock tanks vs 70's tank?
Replies: 2
Views: 886

Re: Monoshock tanks vs 70's tank?

At some point BMW lowered the mounts on the tank and frame. A later tank on an early frame will sit higher...
by Bamboo812
Mon Mar 13, 2017 9:05 pm
Forum: Post 1970 Airheads
Topic: Unable to remove the rear wheel.
Replies: 31
Views: 5137

Re: Unable to remove the rear wheel.

So, did he ever get it off...?
by Bamboo812
Tue Feb 28, 2017 2:30 pm
Forum: Post 1970 Airheads
Topic: Brakes and an oil leak.
Replies: 9
Views: 2050

Re: Brakes and an oil leak.

Try switching to the Ferodo shoes Vintage Brake sells. The original shoes are hard as rock with the friction coefficient of granite on steel... With the Ferodos, I can stop my bikes with the rear brake alone!
by Bamboo812
Tue Feb 28, 2017 2:26 pm
Forum: Post 1970 Airheads
Topic: Unable to remove the rear wheel.
Replies: 31
Views: 5137

Re: Unable to remove the rear wheel.

Does it have a disc or drum brake? If it's a disc, the caliper holder will get in the way of any "cutting the axle" fixes, if I'm not mistaken.
by Bamboo812
Tue Feb 28, 2017 1:51 am
Forum: Post 1970 Airheads
Topic: Unable to remove the rear wheel.
Replies: 31
Views: 5137

Re: Unable to remove the rear wheel.

We need to find where it's seized. Can you rotate the axle? If the axle is stuck in the rear drive, the wheel won't move left at all, but if the wheel bearing is seized, you should be able to move the wheel/axle combination together to the left. If this is the case, after removing the bearing cover,...