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by bbelk
Mon May 22, 2017 10:00 pm
Forum: Post 1970 Airheads
Topic: Front Brake needs some hand muscle - ATE single disk
Replies: 23
Views: 4363

Re: Front Brake needs some hand muscle - ATE single disk

A 13mm handle bar master with no other changes, converted my single disk, 1975 R90 from goofy bad to acceptable and much more pleasant to ride.
by bbelk
Mon May 22, 2017 9:55 pm
Forum: Post 1970 Airheads
Topic: New Toaster
Replies: 24
Views: 4386

Re: New Toaster

A bad idle can be related to tight valves. Adjusting them is easy and free and lets you find all the other little things. If the problem comes back in 1,000 miles or so it can be the onset of your first expensive repair, new valve seats.
by bbelk
Mon May 22, 2017 9:21 pm
Forum: Post 1970 Airheads
Topic: Bolting up drive shaft
Replies: 26
Views: 3909

Re: Bolting up drive shaft

Airbear wrote:
Wed May 17, 2017 9:18 pm
Don't sweat, mark it down for next time you have the swing-arm out.
or 25 years, whichever comes first.
by bbelk
Wed Apr 26, 2017 3:57 pm
Forum: Motorcycling
Topic: Robert M. Pirsig, Zen and the Art of....dies at 88....
Replies: 5
Views: 908

Re: Robert M. Pirsig, Zen and the Art of....dies at 88....

In about 1973 on my first cross country motorcycle trip I rode I Honda 500/4. I met a guy in Kansas, who was traveling from somewhere east to his new future home in Colorado. He was on a Triumph 500 with a right hand shifter. He had the book and we read to each other from it on our several nights ca...
by bbelk
Wed Mar 22, 2017 8:23 am
Forum: Motorcycling
Topic: BMW NEWEST - R NINE T CAFE RACER
Replies: 10
Views: 1965

Re: BMW NEWEST - R NINE T CAFE RACER

Are they just using up inventory of the Oil Head motors? Why isn't it gong to the new water head?
by bbelk
Sat Nov 19, 2016 5:58 pm
Forum: Classic 1955-1969
Topic: Wtf? @ 4000rpm
Replies: 2
Views: 899

Re: Wtf? @ 4000rpm

Float levels?
by bbelk
Sun Nov 13, 2016 9:06 pm
Forum: Post 1970 Airheads
Topic: R100 vs R65
Replies: 14
Views: 3166

Re: R100 vs R65

In 1985, BMW changed its airhead line to R bikes and GS bikes. There was the R65, R80(?) and R100, which, unlike previous years, now shared the same rolling frame, and I believe the same engine, but smaller cylinder diameter instead of shorter stroke? I didn't know that. Which probably shouldn't be...
by bbelk
Sun Nov 13, 2016 8:07 am
Forum: Post 1970 Airheads
Topic: R100 vs R65
Replies: 14
Views: 3166

Re: R100 vs R65

I had an R90/6 and an R65 for 10 years. They were different bikes with something to like (or dislike) about both. The R65 was shorter, had lower gears, shorter stroke which made the engine smoother at sub 50mph speeds, and it was strong up to 60 mph. I also had no faring or bags on it. The lower gea...
by bbelk
Mon Sep 12, 2016 4:52 pm
Forum: Post 1970 Airheads
Topic: Getting My '83 R100RT Up On Center Stand Difficult
Replies: 27
Views: 5227

Re: Getting My '83 R100RT Up On Center Stand Difficult

I have not seen it listed here, and it seems obvious, but I have seen it done wrong lots of time. As Ken said, get the stand down, plant your foot behind the stand, LEAN THE BIKE AWAY FROM YOU UNTIL THE OTHER SIDE OF THE STAND HITS THE GROUND , and then lift an pull back. It feels weird leaning the ...
by bbelk
Sat Sep 10, 2016 8:45 am
Forum: Post 1970 Airheads
Topic: Turn signal Issue
Replies: 8
Views: 1236

Re: Turn signal Issue

dwerbil wrote: flasher available for under $5 from any auto parts store
Well - it was $12.

When you add the cost of the wrong flasher that I bought first it comes to $26. Still cheaper than the $85 OEM.