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by CaptAirhead
Tue Jan 16, 2018 9:42 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Which BM Book?
Replies: 12
Views: 259

Re: Which BM Book?

I would go with Falloon's Boxer Bible. Excellent book with lots of information and pictures.
Ian.
by CaptAirhead
Mon Jan 15, 2018 11:20 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Craven panniers on a /5
Replies: 6
Views: 159

Re: Craven panniers on a /5

Most Cravens I have seen are mounted slightly behind the shocks:- https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4723/24843981347_898ff9649a_z.jpg BMW Craven1 by Ian Beat , on Flickr However, I've also seen some with the Cravens mounted slightly ahead of the shocks:- https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4631/39712909411_...
by CaptAirhead
Fri Jan 12, 2018 6:47 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: R100RS model year identity ??
Replies: 27
Views: 1447

Re: R100RS model year identity ??

Oops.. Looks like I got the dates wrong..should have Googled it first... ( getting old!!)
by CaptAirhead
Fri Jan 12, 2018 5:31 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: R100RS model year identity ??
Replies: 27
Views: 1447

Re: R100RS model year identity ??

The R100TC (1978 - 1980 ) was considered the poor man's RS as it only had 65hp as against the 70hp RS:-

ImageR100tc by Ian Beat, on Flickr

The TIC models were a totally different animal.

Ian.
by CaptAirhead
Wed Jan 10, 2018 4:27 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: R80RT Replacement Mirror Glass?
Replies: 7
Views: 215

Re: R80RT Replacement Mirror Glass?

There is not an easy or cheap solution to this as I broke my left hand mirror a while back. My first thought was to cut a new glass from a cheap mirror but this won't work because the BMW mirror glass is convex. I eventually came up with a cheap solution once I figured out that, although the mirror ...
by CaptAirhead
Tue Jan 09, 2018 5:47 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Budget priced fuel taps?
Replies: 9
Views: 184

Re: Budget priced fuel taps?

The $46 pet cocks are the angled Karkoma ones. The Pet cocks specified for that model are the straight Karkoma, Germa or Everbest. Having said that, the ones you bought will work just fine.
Ian.
by CaptAirhead
Tue Jan 09, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Budget priced fuel taps?
Replies: 9
Views: 184

Re: Budget priced fuel taps?

Looks like you bought a set of Karkoma pet cocks( $53.50 each) which would be correct for that bike. Germa's were also fitted but less common and no longer available new.
The straight ones would be correct for that model.
Ian.
by CaptAirhead
Tue Jan 09, 2018 2:21 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Forks Referb
Replies: 4
Views: 140

Re: Forks Referb

Hi, This is a diagram of the parts for the R60/6 front forks:- https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4695/38698483145_5a806b2d16_z.jpg BMW R60/6 Forks by Ian Beat , on Flickr Go to MAX BMW ( https://www.maxbmwmotorcycles.com/fiche/DiagramsMain.aspx?vid=51884&rnd=07242017 ) to see the complete parts list, c...
by CaptAirhead
Sun Jan 07, 2018 9:30 am
Forum: Miscellaneous & Restoration Q&A's
Topic: Spending pocket money!
Replies: 2
Views: 145

Re: Spending pocket money!

Correction to that last statement. I came across yet another owners handbook which I never knew existed. It is titled ( literally) Directory of BMW handler and contract work outfits and is basically a directory of BMW dealers worldwide. ( Bottom left):- https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4639/3882408496...
by CaptAirhead
Fri Jan 05, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Lowering a '83 R80RT?
Replies: 24
Views: 463

Re: Lowering a '83 R80RT?

There yah go.. Problem solved:-

ImagePlatform Boots by Ian Beat, on Flickr

Ian.
by CaptAirhead
Thu Jan 04, 2018 9:32 am
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Lowering a '83 R80RT?
Replies: 24
Views: 463

Re: Lowering a '83 R80RT?

Hi, This subject was covered some time ago and kicked off a bit of a discussion which I think is worth reading:- http://www.bmbikes.org.uk/Forum/viewtopic.php?t=25661#p173754 I had the same problem but rather than mess with the geometry of the bike, I ended up with a seat which was 1.5" lower which ...
by CaptAirhead
Tue Jan 02, 2018 2:15 am
Forum: General Off Topic Chat
Topic: Garage refurbishment
Replies: 24
Views: 724

Re: Garage refurbishment

hi interesting little lathe and drive ian, Please share where you got the motor and Pulleys, in 2018 i will need to find a drive for my unimat george Hi George, The lathe is an old watchmakers collet lathe with a lever tail stock to which I have since fitted a 50mm chuck:- https://farm3.staticflick...
by CaptAirhead
Tue Jan 02, 2018 1:21 am
Forum: General Off Topic Chat
Topic: A light hearted song for the New Year
Replies: 3
Views: 105

Re: A light hearted song for the New Year

HaHa. I just looked up the chords and it's in E so only 3 chords to remember. Just added it to my sing along list!
Ian.
by CaptAirhead
Mon Jan 01, 2018 7:44 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Krauser S150 key
Replies: 6
Views: 146

Re: Krauser S150 key

As Boxerman says, the Sudhaus keys are like Hen's teeth. I searched for ages for a source without any luck but eventually found one on eBay. Having said that, I have not seen an S150 listed for some considerable time and I do a comprehensive search for Airhead stuff at least twice a week. James Sher...
by CaptAirhead
Sun Dec 31, 2017 3:23 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous & Restoration Q&A's
Topic: Spending pocket money!
Replies: 2
Views: 145

Spending pocket money!

The cold, wet weather has put paid to the idea of working on the bike for the time being so I've decided to slob out over the winter and play with my toys indoors until things warm up.. It also gives me a chance to scout T'internet for bits and pieces I need ( or want) for the bike once work resumes...
by CaptAirhead
Sat Dec 23, 2017 10:53 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: R65 crash bars fit a R60/5?
Replies: 11
Views: 272

Re: R65 crash bars fit a R60/5?

You can only fit this type ( approx £200 ):- https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4731/24384621987_783f8935a4.jpg BMW /5 crash bars by Ian Beat , on Flickr Or this type ( approx £145 ):- https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4691/24384679577_a661dc8f7c_z.jpg BMW 5 series engine bars by Ian Beat , on Flickr Eithe...
by CaptAirhead
Fri Dec 22, 2017 11:25 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: 1979 R80/7 (ex Police) re-build
Replies: 75
Views: 3758

Re: 1979 R80/7 (ex Police) re-build

Anyhoo! Back to paint. My original plan was to paint the frame with Hammerite but after using some on the undercarriage of my car, I am convinced that it is not as good as I remember it way back in the day. ( Neither is penny dainties or wagonwheels but that's another story) I ended up using good ol...
by CaptAirhead
Fri Dec 22, 2017 8:24 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: 1979 R80/7 (ex Police) re-build
Replies: 75
Views: 3758

Re: 1979 R80/7 (ex Police) re-build

Agree with the risk warning. Although not mentioned in my post about spraying, I wear a mask and, as I spray indoors, rigged up an extractor fan. I also left the room after spraying a couple of panels to allow the extractor to remove all the fumes and overspray. I am just as careful when I am castin...
by CaptAirhead
Fri Dec 22, 2017 1:34 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Recent R100RS owner ..
Replies: 12
Views: 269

Re: Recent R100RS owner ..

Hi Bill,
Welcome to the Forum. Interesting mix of machines. I'm getting on for 70 and still wondering what I want to be when I grow up.

Ian.
by CaptAirhead
Fri Dec 22, 2017 1:26 am
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: R100RS questions
Replies: 11
Views: 537

Re: R100RS questions

Hello Bill. Regarding the two side stands, it is likely that a PO has fitted a Surefoot stand but left the original stand in place as it could be a pig to remove. The Surefoot stand is the rearmost stand and is possibly part of the left footpeg ( if your bike is a 1979 to 1981 model):- https://farm5...
by CaptAirhead
Thu Dec 21, 2017 10:13 pm
Forum: General Off Topic Chat
Topic: Site Snow
Replies: 15
Views: 425

Re: Site Snow

Yeah! We got Snow for Christmas!
by CaptAirhead
Thu Dec 21, 2017 9:49 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: 1980 R65 rear brake poor stopping power
Replies: 9
Views: 295

Re: 1980 R65 rear brake poor stopping power

I use the back brake to steady the bike where it is desirable to keep the revs up but the speed down. e.g. tight low speed corners, mini roundabouts and turns in the road etc.. Otherwise it's the usual mostly front and a bit of back. I only ever locked up the rear once and that was with my Fazer whi...
by CaptAirhead
Thu Dec 21, 2017 9:08 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: 1979 R80/7 (ex Police) re-build
Replies: 75
Views: 3758

Re: 1979 R80/7 (ex Police) re-build

Should have mentioned that I got my 2 pack paint colour matched at my local paint factor. ( ARK Paints, Dundee). The factor asked for a flat panel to match. Luckily, the side panels were original and had sufficient flat surface to scan so I got a good match for the rather nice, original creamy white...
by CaptAirhead
Thu Dec 21, 2017 2:13 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: 1979 R80/7 (ex Police) re-build
Replies: 75
Views: 3758

Re: 1979 R80/7 (ex Police) re-build

As barryh has pointed out, the two pack paints come in an aerosol. To activate, you push the button and shake to mix. Again, as pointed out, the paint must be used up within a certain time period although when I went to order another can from my supplier, he gave me a can of " one pack/two pack" whi...
by CaptAirhead
Thu Dec 21, 2017 6:50 am
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: 1979 R80/7 (ex Police) re-build
Replies: 75
Views: 3758

Re: 1979 R80/7 (ex Police) re-build

Not quite finished. Work has stopped due to bad weather over winter although I did replace the original seat with a Corbin Gunfighter seat which is much lower and allows me to flat foot rather than tippy toe:- https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4528/23903669377_f59ee336fe_z.jpg BMW R80/7 TIC by Ian Beat...

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