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by jagarra
Fri Jan 12, 2018 11:56 am
Forum: Post 1970 Airheads
Topic: R75/5 fork drain problem. yikes!
Replies: 18
Views: 290

Re: R75/5 fork drain problem. yikes!

Taking the forks apart is a snap. Remove the top caps and pull the big springs out. Remove wheel, fender, slide gaiters up, remove nut at bottom of slider and everything should slide off the fork tubes. Clean it all up and reassemble.
by jagarra
Mon Jan 08, 2018 7:25 pm
Forum: Post 1970 Airheads
Topic: R75/5 fork drain problem. yikes!
Replies: 18
Views: 290

Re: R75/5 fork drain problem. yikes!

There may be some bumpers located in the forks that deteriorate over time causing the blockage. If it were me I would pull the sliders off the forks and have a look see in there. A good cleaning of the contaminants and possible replacing of a few parts may get you back in business.
by jagarra
Fri Jan 05, 2018 12:23 pm
Forum: Post 1970 Airheads
Topic: How to Wake Up a 1975 r90/6?
Replies: 26
Views: 442

Re: How to Wake Up a 1975 r90/6?

I agree with ZM, having resurrected vehicles that have sat for a long period, the fuel system and brakes seem to be the most vulnerable units. I would plan on a carburetor rebuild, to include floats, and a complete brake system flush. As mentioned, I would expect to find some weeping on the M/C.
by jagarra
Thu Jan 04, 2018 9:08 am
Forum: Motorcycling
Topic: Grab your comfy chair for this one.....
Replies: 15
Views: 217

Re: Grab your comfy chair for this one.....

Really interesting. Imagine when all those steps were done by hand with little automation.
by jagarra
Thu Dec 28, 2017 9:29 am
Forum: Motorcycling
Topic: Do you use a torque wrench?
Replies: 6
Views: 208

Re: Do you use a torque wrench?

Like Jeff, I use the torque wrench when it matters and I feel that a precise amount of measurement is required. Many of us have been turning wrenches since were took our cribs apart. We have made the mistakes of stripping out and breaking bolts and have learned that "feel" when it is tight enough. B...
by jagarra
Wed Dec 27, 2017 5:17 pm
Forum: Post 1970 Airheads
Topic: UTT Master Cylinder pressure light
Replies: 42
Views: 979

Re: UTT Master Cylinder pressure light

This information won't help the riders in OZ, but here is a great source in the US to have the M/C sleeved. Mark Frappier 82 Mountain View Agawam, MA 01001 1-800-528-5235 He relines the units in stainless, I just received a M/C he did for me for my vintage Jaguar, beautiful job and really reasonable...
by jagarra
Fri Dec 22, 2017 6:30 pm
Forum: Motorcycling
Topic: Do you use a torque wrench?
Replies: 6
Views: 208

Re: Do you use a torque wrench?

I very rarely use a torque wrench, did recently to see how tight the bolts needed to be on my R1100RS. I figure if you use the correct size wrench (length wise) on an item you can feel when it's tight. Just like the rear wheel bolts on this 1100, if you use the supplied wrench and extension piece yo...
by jagarra
Wed Dec 13, 2017 5:26 pm
Forum: Post 1970 Airheads
Topic: Fork Gaiters
Replies: 12
Views: 359

Re: Fork Gaiters

Here are some 13 ribbers https://www.ebay.com/itm/BMW-FORK-GAITER-BOOT-R60-5-R75-5-R60-6-R75-6-R90-6-R100-7-R50US-R60US-R69US/251190906151?hash=item3a7c250d27:g:h9YAAOSwcldUamo1&vxp=mtr When you get the gaiters, make sure that the air hole that allows air into them is clear and not blocked (located ...
by jagarra
Mon Nov 27, 2017 7:41 pm
Forum: Post 1970 Airheads
Topic: Wheel building.
Replies: 29
Views: 1117

Re: Wheel building.

You may find that dealing with a rusted nipple to spoke connection is not worth the trouble to try and take apart. Stripping the flats will leave you few options. If you are replacing all the pieces cutting the spokes may be the easiest solution. Measure and record the off sets first.
by jagarra
Mon Nov 27, 2017 12:58 pm
Forum: Post 1970 Airheads
Topic: Wheel building.
Replies: 29
Views: 1117

Re: Wheel building.

I was still scratching my head about what size wrench to use when rebuilding the wheels on our airheads. Seems that the .281 figure called out on the specs for the spoke kit is the diameter of the body of the nipple, not across the flats. Looked high and low on their site to see what the flats would...