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  1. Ah. Well I suppose the short answer is the...

    Ah. Well I suppose the short answer is the significance is up to the listener. It's Telly up to what ever earth person brings to the song. For me it's a song about a conversation I had with someone.
  2. Which song? (sorry, but there are 11 on the...

    Which song? (sorry, but there are 11 on the album)
  3. Solo Musician Touring via BMW - Looking for shows in Upper Midwest (early Aug)

    Hey all. I'm an MOA member and BMW enthusiast. To support my new album ("Organ Donor Blues") on Lakeshore Records I'm embarking on a solo acoustic tour via my GS1200 in early August. For this leg...
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    Thanks, Kurt. I'm seeing a few blocks but they...

    Thanks, Kurt.

    I'm seeing a few blocks but they are 81s or later. So, I'll just keep looking for a decent crank. Meanwhile, I'll tear down my block and clear out the oil passages etc..
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    Thanks for the responses. I'm looking into a...

    Thanks for the responses.

    I'm looking into a wider grouping of years for the crankshaft and rod.

    I see entire short blocks for sale on eBay for around $400. I wonder how much of that I would...
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    R60/6 Crankshaft fit

    Hello all. It's been a while since I've posted here.

    I have to replace the crank shaft in my 1976 R60/6 (Mfg. 10/75 - as stamped in the engine case). I seized a big end bearing on the rear...
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    Does anyone know if they have any plans to...

    Does anyone know if they have any plans to release an iPhone app? I mean, I know it's no blackberry, but a few people do have iPhones.
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    I put the Panasonic on the charger overnight. I...

    I put the Panasonic on the charger overnight. I took a reading of about 13.2 volts, re-installed it, the bike started right up. The voltmeter read 12.2 volts as I was hitting the starter.

    I...
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    Hey all. Thanks for the replies. It's charging...

    Hey all. Thanks for the replies. It's charging now so we'll see what it does.

    Dave: I'm using a Battery Tender Jr. I don't know if this is technically appropriate for a sealed lead acid...
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    New Panasonic Battery = No Go.

    Hey Folks.

    I just installed a new Panasonic LC-X1228P in my R60/6. I did this not because I was having problems with the old one, but because I know it's at least 3 years old but have no idea how...
  11. Thanks for the Feedback Dave. Not having seen...

    Thanks for the Feedback Dave. Not having seen any of these in person I'm having a hard time taking the plunge with $500ish dollars.

    The H&B's I'm seeing new are AROUND the same money as the BMWs,...
  12. Dave and Roy, on last question. What do you...

    Dave and Roy, on last question.

    What do you think of the quality of your respective cases?

    Dave: BMWs?
    Roy: HBs?

    Thanks again, I've been getting very mixed reviews - it's like I asked...
  13. Thanks Dave and Roy. This is a big help. It...

    Thanks Dave and Roy. This is a big help. It appears I have options after all. I love the ortleib dry saddle bags. But they don't have the capacity of either the HB or BMW cases. And they are...
  14. Dave thanks for doing an Internet search. ...

    Dave

    thanks for doing an Internet search. Unfortunately when one actually takes more than two minutes to research and dig a little deeper you get mixed answers; some say they fit, other sites say...
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    Roger. I have the exact same condition with my...

    Roger.

    I have the exact same condition with my 76 R60/6. It usually only happens when I first start the bike in the morning and goes away after about 1/2-mile, after everything warms up. It also...
  16. Hepco Becker "Krauser" cases and old Krauser Rack?

    Hi all.


    I'm considering buying a set of the the "Krauser replica" saddlebags made by Hepco Becker (classic line) for my R60/6

    They are like these
    ...
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    Hi Kurt Thanks for the advice. It's always...

    Hi Kurt

    Thanks for the advice. It's always parked on the center stand. I thought it might be the orings on the shifter. But I can't figure what would cause the seepage down from the clutch...
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    Leaking gear box oil

    Hello all.

    I took my bike for the first decent ride of the year, and after I got home I noticed I'm leaking gear box fluid (the rancid smelly stuff).

    This oil is in a 3-4" stain on the garage...
  19. I'd argue the motorcylces are "greener" on the...

    I'd argue the motorcylces are "greener" on the inputs side of the equation. First, my car gets about 27mpg. My cycle gets better than 52mpg. That's a hard number to argue with. Especially given...
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    Kansas City, MO. just rode from kc to stockton...

    Kansas City, MO. just rode from kc to stockton lake to mark twain national, petosi, herman and back to kc back in Oct.

    I'm down through the southern part of the state in spring maybe. schedule...
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    Not a hexhead but, I'm driving a 1976 R60/6. No...

    Not a hexhead but, I'm driving a 1976 R60/6. No problems and I don't anticipate any.

    Take care of them, they'll take care of you.
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    I just had Metlzer Lasertec's put on my bike. ...

    I just had Metlzer Lasertec's put on my bike. They run great, grip well, and I just rode about 12 miles of gravel last weekend in addition to 750 miles of tarmac and they didn't skate TOO badly on...
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    Break in consisted mostly keep it below 50...

    Break in consisted mostly keep it below 50 mph/4500 RPM for the first 300-350 miles. I know I should have done that for more like 500+ miles but I wasn't able to spend as long on it.

    I checked...
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    I'm definitely going to do a compression test...

    I'm definitely going to do a compression test before this winter.

    I just changed the piston rings and pushrod tube seals RIGHT BEFORE this trip. Only about 300 miles on the bike between new...
  25. Thanks! The best part of the trip was when we...

    Thanks! The best part of the trip was when we got to Potosi MO. A group of guys in Japanese sport bikes and one on a big KTM Adventure came over and couldn't BELIEVE I "RODE THAT OLD BIKE ALL THE...
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