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by chasbmw
Tue Jul 07, 2020 5:58 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Early points or beancan?
Replies: 26
Views: 355

Re: Early points or beancan?

I have run various types of electronic ignition since 1973, when I fitted a Boyer to a Commando, (one of the reasons that Combat Commandos eat their main bearings was that the revised points setup wouldn't hold ignition timing in a very vibratory engine) In my experience Boyers have been reliable, I...
by chasbmw
Mon Jun 08, 2020 4:43 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Silent Hektik Embargoes UK
Replies: 11
Views: 1078

Re: Silent Hektik Embargoes UK

well Boyer have been in the Bike electronic ignition business ever since I fitted one to a Commando back in 1973........and at that time they were streets ahead of the competition. But their product does not seem to have moved on much since then.....It took them years to sort out the issue of revert...
by chasbmw
Wed May 06, 2020 2:18 pm
Forum: Veteran, Vintage & Classic Q&A's (Pre /5)
Topic: 1950s-60s usability, what do they ride like?
Replies: 5
Views: 554

Re: 1950s-60s usability, what do they ride like?

leak free, reliable and light. My R50 is not the quickest.....I have taken it to the Los Indianos rally in Colombres most years, 1000 miles in a week. Hope this helps https://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f146/chasbmw/R50/IMG_2325_zpsboxvhlcn.jpg https://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f146/chasbmw/R50/P409...
by chasbmw
Tue May 05, 2020 11:28 am
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Denuding a R100RT
Replies: 26
Views: 1250

Re: Denuding a R100RT

Remove the run of metal brake line that goes from splitter box to the fairing and replace with stainless flexible line to run from splitter box to the fork legs. The main part of the wiring loom is longer, to accommodate the headlamp that is fitted further forward. Dealing with this is difficult to ...
by chasbmw
Tue May 05, 2020 11:21 am
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Denuding a R100RT
Replies: 26
Views: 1250

Re: Denuding a R100RT

Hi
welcome to the forum

You will need to "hide" the extra length of the hoses and cables unless you keep the bars.

George

Obviously it’s personal, but I’d keep the RT bars, as they afford a much more comfortable ride.
I had a RT like that, it really did look weird....
by chasbmw
Tue May 05, 2020 11:18 am
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: tyre suggestions for R80
Replies: 12
Views: 514

Re: tyre suggestions for R80

I find that with twinshock machines, then sticking with the original imperial sizes results in a more responsive bike. with modern tyre compounds you get plenty of grip, without fitting wider tyres. I like the Pilotactives and they will last a good while. back in the day I hated the Metzs. IMHO etc ...
by chasbmw
Fri Apr 17, 2020 10:15 am
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Substitute for Hylomar
Replies: 21
Views: 954

Re: Substitute for Hylomar

i use grease on the valve cover gaskets, Dreibond everywhere else.
by chasbmw
Fri Apr 17, 2020 10:12 am
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: New brake discs.
Replies: 37
Views: 2097

Re: New brake discs.

Try an electric car with regenerative braking............I hardly ever use the brakes as you can so easily modulate the regenerative braking that you don't need to use the brakes, the regen will effectively bring you to a halt on its own. Its proper single pedal driving for as you lift the throttle ...
by chasbmw
Wed Feb 12, 2020 12:38 pm
Forum: Veteran, Vintage & Classic Q&A's (Pre /5)
Topic: Did all R25/2 gearboxed come with a hand gear shifter
Replies: 3
Views: 948

Re: Did all R25/2 gearboxed come with a hand gear shifter

I would suggest that you take a look at Realoem and look at the parts diagrams for different years.
by chasbmw
Thu Dec 12, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: Hexhead (R1200) Q&A's
Topic: R1200R luggage rack
Replies: 7
Views: 1091

Re: R1200R luggage rack

I have a luggage rack and rear topbox from my 2012 (camhead) 1200R if you would like to make an offer. I'm based in bristol. you will have to check to see if the rack fits. Otherwise I do have the higher touring screen for Your bike, screen and fittings for £100. Better to email rather than Pm as Im...
by chasbmw
Thu Dec 12, 2019 2:48 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Motobins repro seats - any good?
Replies: 19
Views: 1609

Re: Motobins repro seats - any good?

The S Meyer seats are in my opinion as good as OEM, with metal bottom and good foam. I think that the fixings on a fibreglass seat pan pull out eventually.
by chasbmw
Mon Dec 09, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: BMW Owners Club
Replies: 20
Views: 1386

Re: BMW Owners Club

according to Realoem that frame No is from a 1980 r100/7T, euro market produced in 02/1980. Looking at the frame nos they don't look well stamped to me, and BMW sometimes stamped a logo at each end of a run of numbers, I'm not sure if they did that in 1980 and or if they only did that to engine numb...
by chasbmw
Mon Dec 09, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: BMW Owners Club
Replies: 20
Views: 1386

Re: BMW Owners Club

I would email Robert and ask nicely if he has heard from the DVLA.

How do you 'know' that your frame is the kosher one?

Charles
by chasbmw
Mon Dec 09, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Tyres
Replies: 42
Views: 2609

Re: Tyres

remember to fit the same sizes as were fitted back in the day.

Skinny 4.00 and 3.25 wide tyres keep twinshock airheads nice and nimble.

Back in the day I hated the Metzlers which were OEM equipment on BMWs with a tendency to whiteline after only a few miles.
by chasbmw
Mon Oct 14, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: First BMW R80
Replies: 42
Views: 2741

Re: First BMW R80

the 81-84 centrestand was poorly situated compared to the bike's centre of gravity, mainly because the pivot point was moved to make way for the second exhaust crossover pipe. added to this the catch point on the frame wears which allows the stand to go overcentre. New pivots and screws will help, b...
by chasbmw
Mon Oct 14, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: Veteran, Vintage & Classic Q&A's (Pre /5)
Topic: 1967 R50/2 Trade
Replies: 15
Views: 2418

Re: 1967 R50/2 Trade

just arrived back from the rally, 1000 miles in a week, no issues no problems, started first kick, wonderful autumn weather, bright sunshine, temps in the low 20s at midday.....NO Rain.
by chasbmw
Sun Aug 11, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: Choppers, Bobbers, Trikes & other strange types Q&A's
Topic: Interesting looking machine
Replies: 6
Views: 1344

Re: Interesting looking machine

4 litre fuel tank.....thats really usefull
by chasbmw
Sun Aug 11, 2019 1:53 pm
Forum: Veteran, Vintage & Classic Q&A's (Pre /5)
Topic: 1967 R50/2 Trade
Replies: 15
Views: 2418

Re: 1967 R50/2 Trade

I have a 1957 R50/2 its a lovely bike, not the fastest but starts the first or second kick. I bought mine in an almost fully restored condition, with a single seat. Im off to the Colmbres rally in Northern Spain on this year, uses a bit of oil but otherwise goes without any fuss. https://i46.photobu...
by chasbmw
Thu Apr 18, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Rear light.
Replies: 6
Views: 715

Re: Rear light.

and thay can all benefit from a LED lightboard
by chasbmw
Tue Mar 26, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Timing Marks
Replies: 19
Views: 1888

Re: Timing Marks

Roy

I was always told that with Boyers you time them on the F mark when they stop advancing, so don't look at the rev counter!
by chasbmw
Thu Mar 07, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Airhead adventure: Exploring Baja on 45-year-old BMWs
Replies: 16
Views: 2081

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by chasbmw
Thu Mar 07, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Airhead adventure: Exploring Baja on 45-year-old BMWs
Replies: 16
Views: 2081

Re: Airhead adventure: Exploring Baja on 45-year-old BMWs

That looks good Chas, how did you get a NL registered bike out there ? Mark Sent from my VFD 710 using Tapatalk Mark We put it on a RO/RO boat from Rotterdam to New York, we flew Laker....arrived In New york in Late June, were in Baja in December, then continued south, Flew the bike from Panama to ...
by chasbmw
Thu Mar 07, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Airhead adventure: Exploring Baja on 45-year-old BMWs
Replies: 16
Views: 2081

Re: Airhead adventure: Exploring Baja on 45-year-old BMWs

That looks good Chas, how did you get a NL registered bike out there ? Mark Sent from my VFD 710 using Tapatalk Mark We put it on a RO/RO boat from Rotterdam to New York, we flew Laker....arrived In New york in Late June, were in Baja in December, then continued south, Flew the bike from Panama to ...
by chasbmw
Thu Mar 07, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Airhead adventure: Exploring Baja on 45-year-old BMWs
Replies: 16
Views: 2081

Re: Airhead adventure: Exploring Baja on 45-year-old BMWs

That looks good Chas, how did you get a NL registered bike out there ? Mark Sent from my VFD 710 using Tapatalk Mark We put it on a RO/RO boat from Rotterdam to New York, we flew Laker....arrived In New york in Late June, were in Baja in December, then continued south, Flew the bike from Panama to ...
by chasbmw
Thu Feb 28, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Airhead adventure: Exploring Baja on 45-year-old BMWs
Replies: 16
Views: 2081

Re: Airhead adventure: Exploring Baja on 45-year-old BMWs

i rode the Baja peninsular back in the 80s, it was a wonderful place, one of these days must go back http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f146/chasbmw/travels%2080-82/North%20America/013_13_zpse97ec227.jpg http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f146/chasbmw/travels%2080-82/North%20America/016_16_zps710a12d6...

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