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    [QUOTE=Helmut_Head;786282]Great way to have that...

    [QUOTE=Helmut_Head;786282]Great way to have that bike. Lookin'good! :brow

    All those tools and no manual?

    Heart of America Motorcycle Enthusiasts 21st Rally at the Airline History Museum at the...
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    4 months later....

    I haven't got a darn thing done. Well I did go to the HoAME Rally http://hoame.com/2012-rally/

    And the R75 looked pretty.
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  3. Thread: manuals

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    The early versions of the Clymer Airhead also are...

    The early versions of the Clymer Airhead also are obviously more model specific to the early production years.

    While we recognize the problems with so many model variants in one manual, it would...
  4. Thread: Carb Bowls

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    The single float should weigh 10 grams. They...

    The single float should weigh 10 grams. They often weigh much more. This will make it impossible to get correct fuel level when setting parallel to carb base float height. And if the float gets too...
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    Airheads rule. There has been a much younger...

    Airheads rule. There has been a much younger group (20s-30s) discovering these bikes. In part the adventure rider craze has made this group aware of the first 'adventure' bike. Then the cafe crowd,...
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    The pulse air valves are easy to remove. Then cap...

    The pulse air valves are easy to remove. Then cap the airbox with the timing plug. Are they important? Well not once the system lines to the heads are removed. They serve no function beyond the pulse...
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    The System Removed

    Pretty straight forward process to remove, however, to the OP, if you haven't done it a photo makes it even clearer. The various components removed from 83 R80.

    More photos of parts needed and...
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    Wheels on Bike

    Finally got in the shop! My GS hybrid wheels on the bike. 120 rear tire has a bit of a clearance issue though. The offset is spot on. I need about 1 mm to clear the swing arm. It bumps in about 30%...
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    Sticky: Boyhood Home of Steve McQueen Slater Missouri

    R80RT on an Adventure Rider Tag mission.
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    Nice! But no I hadn't seen Josh's /5 in a while....

    Nice! But no I hadn't seen Josh's /5 in a while. The blue has been the on and off official logo color.
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    Link inop.

    Link inop.
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    Yes, I am familiar with How to Build a AV-8....

    Yes, I am familiar with How to Build a AV-8. Great book. Bishop, according to the credits, wrote the manual. However, the performance chapter is attributed to Chris Bunch.

    Long before my time....
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    Chris Bunch?

    Chris Bunch?
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    Clymer BMW Performance Chapter

    As I plan this project out, I've been looking at a lot of possibilities. There is so much good information here on the MOA and other forums also. However, I've also been going back through my...
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    I saw that over on ADVr awhile back. Fantastic...

    I saw that over on ADVr awhile back. Fantastic production values to capture all those great shots.
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    Here's the procedure with photos: ...

    Here's the procedure with photos:

    http://www.webbikeworld.com/Motorcycle-technical-articles/pulse-air/
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    Clymer Girl

    CG's got herself a BMW too!
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    Thanks Shane. Really like the white gauge face.

    Thanks Shane. Really like the white gauge face.
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    It's a darn dirty job.

    It's a darn dirty job.
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    Into the respirator look? :laugh

    Into the respirator look? :laugh
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    Wheel Build Begins

    Parts arrived so I headed over to Jim's with the hubs at lunch. A 3 1/2 Sun rim on the rear, with a 2 3/4 upfront.

    For grins we weighed the rear cast wheel at 14 lbs-3 oz. It will be interesting...
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    IMHO, the hardest thing on a machine, is the...

    IMHO, the hardest thing on a machine, is the start up. Get a trickle charger and better to let it sit.
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    Flander bar

    Installed the /5 Flanders bar. http://www.sideroadcycles.com/ImportedMotorcycles/ImportHandlebars/BMWbars/FlanBMW.html

    Roughly 2 in drop and 2 in forward with how I've set it up. Was going for the...
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    Jim says no problem with my minor modification to...

    Jim says no problem with my minor modification to the rear hubs by grinding a small bit of material away. Got a lecture on spoke design and where the stress points are.

    Back in the shop took a...
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    Thanks!! I've got some ideas on how to use video...

    Thanks!! I've got some ideas on how to use video in it that I think will be fun and interesting. I hope I can get the project done and all that without it dragging on and on. I wanna ride it!
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