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by melville
Mon Jul 17, 2017 12:22 am
Forum: Post 1970 Airheads
Topic: On my left swing arm
Replies: 4
Views: 95

Re: On my left swing arm

Is it disc or drum rear brake?
by melville
Sun Jul 09, 2017 11:38 am
Forum: Post 1970 Airheads
Topic: Which tool to remove pilot (idle) jet?
Replies: 3
Views: 132

Re: Which tool to remove pilot (idle) jet?

Thanks! I'll hopefully report back on Wednesday.

Thanks especially for the o-ring size, Barry.
by melville
Sat Jul 08, 2017 8:23 pm
Forum: Post 1970 Airheads
Topic: Which tool to remove pilot (idle) jet?
Replies: 3
Views: 132

Which tool to remove pilot (idle) jet?

Bike is my 1975 R75/6 with the usual 32mm Bings. It's running (and starting) like one of the pilots is blocked. I'd fix it right now, but the bike is being stored remotely (long story) and I need to know which tool to carry the next time I get to visit it (and hopefully go for a ride). Small flat bl...
by melville
Wed Jun 28, 2017 8:20 am
Forum: Post 1970 Airheads
Topic: Polishing Aluminium
Replies: 19
Views: 696

Re: Polishing Aluminium

So-o-o glad the forum's (previously saved) archive is alive and well to delve into. Thanks Mel, for the bling memories. How's it looking today years later? It's holding up all right. The bits get an on-bike reblinging every other year. It does look like a rider and not a show bike now and that's ju...
by melville
Tue Jun 27, 2017 8:30 pm
Forum: Post 1970 Airheads
Topic: Polishing Aluminium
Replies: 19
Views: 696

Re: Polishing Aluminium

Imma just leave this here:

viewtopic.php?f=1&t=148&p=1330&hilit=woo+hoo#p1330

Watch out for the obsession.
by melville
Sat Jun 24, 2017 8:27 am
Forum: Post 1970 Airheads
Topic: 1984 R80 valve noise. I know ...I know....it's been said
Replies: 8
Views: 342

Re: 1984 R80 valve noise. I know ...I know....it's been said

I'm with Airbear and came to Airheads after 20+ years of driving old VWs. Both my regular cages nowadays have hydro lifters and it's almost reassuring and familiar when they don't pump up. Then I realize what I driving and I'll take a panicked look at the oil pressure gauge. The interesting bit to m...
by melville
Mon Jun 19, 2017 5:52 am
Forum: Post 1970 Airheads
Topic: Can a /6 starter relay replace the dreaded /5 Relay?
Replies: 4
Views: 228

Re: Can a /6 starter relay replace the dreaded /5 Relay?

The starter lockout was a dubious protection anyway. Matt Parkhouse, in an old issue of ON, showed how to use just a regular 30A relay that can be bought at any auto parts store rather than the special $100+ BMW relay. This was published just as I was dealing with a dead relay myself. I set up my /6...
by melville
Thu Jun 01, 2017 9:18 pm
Forum: Post 1970 Airheads
Topic: Michelin Activ Size
Replies: 4
Views: 278

Re: Michelin Activ Size

Mine are showing just the inch sizes, not the metric.

The numbers and letters are load and speed rating IIRC. H is 130 mph, so academic for Airhead purposes. V is 150+ mph.
by melville
Mon May 01, 2017 2:29 pm
Forum: Post 1970 Airheads
Topic: New to BMW
Replies: 35
Views: 1513

Re: New to BMW

Oh Hell Yes!

Well done for $200. Welcome to the board!
by melville
Sun Apr 30, 2017 7:34 pm
Forum: Post 1970 Airheads
Topic: Woo Hoo! A Big Project!
Replies: 368
Views: 63412

Re: Woo Hoo! A Big Project!

Another winter is done, and it's finally stopped raining. I spent the afternoon in the shed finishing my winter maintenance. I reinstalled the battery fresh off the tender to start. The VW Bus dip relay I'd wired in had perished, so I replaced that and redid the terminals at that end of the harness ...