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by CaptAirhead
Tue Apr 24, 2018 9:55 am
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: RT Fairing Headlamp glass sealing
Replies: 4
Views: 63

Re: RT Fairing Headlamp glass sealing

Silicon would stop any leaks for the time being and is easily removed once you get the necessary replacement parts. The rubber tunnel is more than £100 from a dealer or you might find a used one on eBay. Ian Edit:- There is a cheap on on eBay at the moment. Its a bit grubby but if it's better than y...
by CaptAirhead
Tue Apr 24, 2018 9:41 am
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: RT Upper fork boots
Replies: 6
Views: 59

Re: RT Upper fork boots

Boots, gaiters, same thing?
Nope!
Gaiters are the squishy corrugated rubbers that protect the forks. The boots are the rubbers that are glued into the fairing to stop ingress of road crud and water. I've ditched the boots because they are a PITA and I've now fitted fork gaiters.
Ian.
by CaptAirhead
Tue Apr 24, 2018 9:34 am
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Painting snowflake wheels.
Replies: 2
Views: 49

Re: Painting snowflake wheels.

Hi, My choice was to paint the wheels from a rattle can for the simple reason it is cheap and easily touched up when ( not if) they get chipped or scratched. It is not easy to touch up a chipped powder coated wheel and make it look good. Here's my R80/7 TIC wheels before:- Front:- https://farm9.stat...
by CaptAirhead
Tue Apr 24, 2018 9:06 am
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: RT Upper fork boots
Replies: 6
Views: 59

Re: RT Upper fork boots

I tried to fit a new pair of boots to my R80/7 TIC but eventually gave up. I tried every trick and recommendation on how to glue them in but they just would not stay in place so they are coming off and staying off. As a bonus, the steering is now smoother. I am not aware of any mod which will preven...
by CaptAirhead
Tue Apr 24, 2018 8:45 am
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: What's behind headlight on R80RT
Replies: 7
Views: 108

Re: What's behind headlight on R80RT

Just for clarity, here is one from a 1983 R80/7 which I grabbed from Google:-
ImageR807 Headlamp by Ian Beat, on Flickr
The bulb you see at the top right is for the RT running lamp.
Ian
by CaptAirhead
Tue Apr 24, 2018 8:36 am
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: What's behind headlight on R80RT
Replies: 7
Views: 108

Re: What's behind headlight on R80RT

You should have the connection board ( fuse board) bolted to the back of the bowl. You should also have an indicator relay fixed to the bracket on the left. You should have a headlamp relay screwed to the right hand side of the bowl and a headlamp connector. As Boxerman says, everything is colour co...
by CaptAirhead
Sun Apr 22, 2018 10:33 am
Forum: General Off Topic Chat
Topic: The Random Picture Topic
Replies: 329
Views: 24125

Re: The Random Picture Topic

A really nice day on Saturday so decision time. Work on the bike or go fishing. Sad to say, I chose the latter. Broughty Ferry Beach, Dundee:- https://farm1.staticflickr.com/916/41618619741_5e8ccdedcc_z.jpg Fishing at Broughty Ferry beach, Dundee. by Ian Beat , on Flickr The Stannergate, Dundee:- ht...
by CaptAirhead
Fri Apr 20, 2018 12:07 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Krauser S150 key
Replies: 32
Views: 712

Re: Krauser S150 key

Good news on the Sudhaus key front. I sent an email to the address that Ced suggested requesting two S150 and two S324 keys. This morning a package popped through my letterbox containing the 4 Keys and an invoice for 24.99 Euros :- https://farm1.staticflickr.com/845/39770128370_525b7fa220_z.jpg BMW ...
by CaptAirhead
Wed Apr 18, 2018 12:02 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: daytime running light upgrade
Replies: 10
Views: 926

Re: daytime running light upgrade

Just as an afterthought, you could connect your LED strip to one of these BA9 adapters and just plug it into the existing lamp holder:- https://farm1.staticflickr.com/789/41495560142_891f85ae00.jpg Ba9 adapter by Ian Beat , on Flickr You can find them on eBay or just sacrifice a BA9 bulb and make yo...
by CaptAirhead
Wed Apr 18, 2018 11:44 am
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: daytime running light upgrade
Replies: 10
Views: 926

Re: daytime running light upgrade

A very good upgrade. I went with the simpler method and just replaced the bulb with an LED with a BA9 Cap:- https://farm1.staticflickr.com/832/40642901355_142ab79fcb_z.jpg BA9 LED side lamp bulb by Ian Beat , on Flickr https://farm1.staticflickr.com/876/41536290261_b9755058d3_z.jpg BMW R80/7 TIC run...
by CaptAirhead
Mon Apr 16, 2018 10:00 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Krauser S150 key
Replies: 32
Views: 712

Re: Krauser S150 key

That's a better response. I wonder if they still stock the other keys.. S324 etc. ? 15 Euro a pair is reasonable if it's the right key.
Ian.
by CaptAirhead
Mon Apr 16, 2018 11:21 am
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Krauser S150 key
Replies: 32
Views: 712

Re: Krauser S150 key

Nice Try Ced but what a useless response from someone who obviously doesn't know and doesn't care.
Ian.
by CaptAirhead
Sat Apr 14, 2018 9:29 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: AGM or Lithium battery
Replies: 41
Views: 1721

Re: AGM or Lithium battery

My Airhead isn't on the road yet so can't comment but I just changed the battery on my Yamaha after 4 years and discovered that it was an AGM which was surprising because it was the cheapest battery that I could find at the time (£40). I usually only get 3 years out of a cheap battery. I ordered a n...
by CaptAirhead
Sat Apr 14, 2018 10:41 am
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Krauser S150 key
Replies: 32
Views: 712

Re: Krauser S150 key

This place stocks Sudhaus keys with lots of images......including S150 http://www.keytrader.co.uk/Suitcase-Keys/Sudhaus.html Hi, They list some Sudhaus keys but if you click on product details you will find that they are all discontinued and out of stock. Ian. Oops.. Sorry Rob.. if I had turned the...
by CaptAirhead
Fri Apr 13, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Krauser S150 key
Replies: 32
Views: 712

Re: Krauser S150 key

James Sherlock stocks an S150 key which is listed as a DGBM but it looks identical to the DBGM in the photo. It is only £8.40 incl VAT. DGBM S150 key ( James Sherlock's pic):- https://farm1.staticflickr.com/792/41389064982_1b3f3dc908.jpg Sudhaus DGBM key by Ian Beat , on Flickr Ian. EDIT: Yes..there...
by CaptAirhead
Fri Apr 13, 2018 12:24 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Krauser S150 key
Replies: 32
Views: 712

Re: Krauser S150 key

This is my Sudhaus keys. They are all DBGM and match the key set in the above pic:-
ImageSudhaus keys by Ian Beat, on Flickr
Ian.
by CaptAirhead
Thu Apr 12, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: This is not an oil debate just a question
Replies: 20
Views: 487

Re: This is not an oil debate just a question

Here is a list of 20W50 oils suitable for Classic vehicles and Airheads:- Silkolene Silkolube Classic : £18.38 / 4 ltrs Unipart Classic : £17.98 / 5 ltrs Shell X100 Classic : £27 / 5 ltrs Castrol XL Classic : £27.99 / 4.45 ltrs Millers Classic Pistoneeze : £29.95 / 5 ltrs Morris Golden Film : £23.95...
by CaptAirhead
Thu Apr 12, 2018 10:04 am
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: This is not an oil debate just a question
Replies: 20
Views: 487

Re: This is not an oil debate just a question

After my R80/7 sat for 12 years unused, I flushed the engine out with Morrisons 20W50 (£10 for 5 litres) then I bought Unipart 20W50 mineral oil off eBay at a bargain price of £11 although it has now gone up to £18. Still a good price for a decent oil:- https://farm1.staticflickr.com/785/27534474298...
by CaptAirhead
Thu Apr 12, 2018 9:20 am
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Krauser S150 key
Replies: 32
Views: 712

Re: Krauser S150 key

I don't think there is any hard and fast rule since both my S150 and S324 are DBGM. Best to check the number and code on the lock before ordering any keys:- Case Lock: https://farm1.staticflickr.com/884/26533870057_66cbc5af4a_z.jpg Krauser Lock2 by Ian Beat , on Flickr Frame Lock: https://farm1.stat...
by CaptAirhead
Wed Apr 11, 2018 11:32 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous & Restoration Q&A's
Topic: Parts not on RealOEM
Replies: 3
Views: 155

Re: Parts not on RealOEM

Perhaps ran out of stock and got a different contractor to make them or altered the design.. who knows.
...and don't call me Shirley! :wink:
by CaptAirhead
Wed Apr 11, 2018 11:24 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Krauser S150 key
Replies: 32
Views: 712

Re: Krauser S150 key

I needed keys for the panniers on the R80RT. Took the panniers to a renowned locksmith. Err can you take the lock apart and cut me two keys for this pannier please. Basically not interested in the slightest :sad: . Went online found some with the correct code O:) clicked and bought one for £17.00 \...
by CaptAirhead
Wed Apr 11, 2018 1:17 am
Forum: Miscellaneous & Restoration Q&A's
Topic: Parts not on RealOEM
Replies: 3
Views: 155

Re: Parts not on RealOEM

Hi,
I checked the MaxBMW fiche ( https://shop.maxbmw.com/fiche/PartsFiche.aspx ) and it lists the engine bar set as 46 71 2 316 371, the left bar as 46712315561 superseded by 46712315565 and the right bar as 46 71 2 315 566.
Hope that helps.
Ian.
by CaptAirhead
Wed Apr 11, 2018 12:59 am
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Krauser S150 key
Replies: 32
Views: 712

Re: Krauser S150 key

I know this is an old thread but if anyone is looking for a Sudhaus key, there's a couple for sale on eBay at £25 each (post free) There's an S324 and an S150 ( DBGM) from the same seller. This is the link to the S150:- https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/SUDHAUS-S150-DBGM-Key-used-on-some-Krauser-Pannier-Lo...
by CaptAirhead
Sun Apr 08, 2018 11:57 am
Forum: Choppers, Bobbers, Trikes & other strange types Q&A's
Topic: A well polished turd is still a turd
Replies: 26
Views: 777

Re: A well polished turd is still a turd

Awful looking bike. It's only worth the sum of it's parts. A couple of thousand at best!
by CaptAirhead
Sun Apr 08, 2018 11:50 am
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: R100R deeper sump
Replies: 27
Views: 443

Re: R100R deeper sump

Interesting - How is an oil cooler system without a thermostat self regulating? If there is no thermostat the oil will always flow through the oil cooler matrix whatever it’s temperature. There will of course be a temperature gradient across the matrix from the hot oil input and cooler oil exiting ...

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