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by Rob
Wed Aug 16, 2017 12:14 pm
Forum: Post 1970 Airheads
Topic: Driveshaft: caught just in time
Replies: 6
Views: 79

Re: Driveshaft: caught just in time

...It has suffered innumerable crashes and drops all of which have added to the patina of scars and scrapes (a bit like its owner!)…..badges of honour. It has saved my life on several occasions…….it has never failed to get me home. I’ve had some great bikes over the years but the g/s is without dou...
by Rob
Mon Aug 14, 2017 12:36 pm
Forum: Post 1970 Airheads
Topic: Drive shaft boot leak
Replies: 16
Views: 202

Re: Drive shaft boot leak

I had never seen a clamp come apart. I never would have suspected that.
by Rob
Sun Aug 13, 2017 6:13 pm
Forum: Post 1970 Airheads
Topic: Drive shaft boot leak
Replies: 16
Views: 202

Re: Drive shaft boot leak

Kurt in S.A. wrote:
Sun Aug 13, 2017 4:34 pm
The boots do have notations for front (getriebe for transmission gearbox) and top (oben).

Kurt in S.A.
voted best answer
by Rob
Thu Aug 10, 2017 9:05 pm
Forum: Post 1970 Airheads
Topic: Clutch cable
Replies: 9
Views: 119

Re: Clutch cable

Yes, it is a sin.
Thou shalt buy a new OEM.
by Rob
Wed Aug 09, 2017 6:35 pm
Forum: Post 1970 Airheads
Topic: Start up & Warming Behavior
Replies: 10
Views: 235

Re: Start up & Warming Behavior

I loved renewing my plug wires and caps every few years.
Couldn't tune a carb to save my life.
I sucked in way too much ATF.
by Rob
Tue Aug 08, 2017 7:24 pm
Forum: Post 1970 Airheads
Topic: 1979 r65 battery
Replies: 23
Views: 314

Re: 1979 r65 battery

I bought a Odyssey PC680 for my '79 R65 and it never failed me, unless I left the grip heaters on, or something. I'm sure I used it for the best part of 10 years. Expensive, yes. Reliable, yes. Might die a sudden death, I don't know. Didn't happen to me, and I never knew about the want of +1 voltage...
by Rob
Tue Aug 08, 2017 2:42 am
Forum: Post 1970 Airheads
Topic: Wheel Recall ( Snowflake ) - The Definitive Truth
Replies: 25
Views: 1647

Re: Wheel Recall ( Snowflake ) - The Definitive Truth

Welcome to the forum, Wobbly!

Have you met The Veg? How about Matt (the owner of the forum)?
They are both in "North Georgia".

You sound experienced. Always a welcome change!
by Rob
Wed Aug 02, 2017 10:19 pm
Forum: Post 1970 Airheads
Topic: Anatomy of an OEM BMW plug cap.
Replies: 13
Views: 310

Re: Anatomy of an OEM BMW plug cap.

Anybody got part # or spec for caps and wire? OEM? http://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/showparts?id=0437-USA-02-1982-2474-BMW-R_100_RS&diagId=12_0749 Part #4 there, is the one OEM part I could not do without. You strip a short length of the wire, and put a nice, clean solder joint with the wire stickin...
by Rob
Tue Aug 01, 2017 7:02 pm
Forum: Post 1970 Airheads
Topic: Anatomy of an OEM BMW plug cap.
Replies: 13
Views: 310

Re: Anatomy of an OEM BMW plug cap.

Not big $$$. For sure. I consider wires and caps to be consumables. Not quite as bad as OEM cloth fuel line, but every once in awhile. Mikes XS was my regular go-to guy. I like the caps that grip the threaded stud on the spark plug. https://www.mikesxs.net/yamaha-xs650-ngk-plug-cap-lb05fp-5k-resist...
by Rob
Sun Jul 30, 2017 1:43 am
Forum: Post 1970 Airheads
Topic: Anatomy of an OEM BMW plug cap.
Replies: 13
Views: 310

Re: Anatomy of an OEM BMW plug cap.

robert wrote:
Sat Jul 29, 2017 11:39 pm
The first thing I do on any bike is replace OEM with NGK caps.---RG
One of the best lessons I ever learned.
Pushing a bike in the rain is no fun.