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    Tech article directory

    Do we have a directory that lists the articles from BMWON posted on this websight somewhere? I thought I saw one a few years ago but I'm not finding it now.

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    tech articles, why not a offer bound publication??

    Just an idea I had about the tech articles that have been published in the ON, why not offer a bound magazine which has all the tech articles which have been published in the ON, like the one's from Matt and Paul, I think it would be a useful resource as I've thought about taking my Magazines and copying articles to have them all in one place.
    Any ideas and who might I contact in the MOA, to see if this would be worth the MOA pursuing, hey they could make some money from it.

    Just an idea.
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    Airhead Tech Articles

    Richard: the best person to contact would be Vince Winkel the Media Editor at the BMW MOA headquarters to discuss this idea. he can be reached at edito@bmwmoa.org.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 04R1150RS View Post
    Just an idea I had about the tech articles that have been published in the ON, why not offer a bound magazine which has all the tech articles which have been published in the ON, like the one's from Matt and Paul, I think it would be a useful resource as I've thought about taking my Magazines and copying articles to have them all in one place.
    Any ideas and who might I contact in the MOA, to see if this would be worth the MOA pursuing, hey they could make some money from it.

    Just an idea.
    The Kiltmeister
    BMW MOA Ambassador

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    Airhead Tech Articles

    Richard: the best person to contact would be Vince Winkel the Media Editor at the BMW MOA headquarters to discuss this idea. he can be reached at editor@bmwmoa.org.
    The Kiltmeister

    Quote Originally Posted by 04R1150RS View Post
    Just an idea I had about the tech articles that have been published in the ON, why not offer a bound magazine which has all the tech articles which have been published in the ON, like the one's from Matt and Paul, I think it would be a useful resource as I've thought about taking my Magazines and copying articles to have them all in one place.
    Any ideas and who might I contact in the MOA, to see if this would be worth the MOA pursuing, hey they could make some money from it.

    Just an idea.
    The Kiltmeister
    BMW MOA Ambassador

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    Cool modifications, odds and ends

    Quote Originally Posted by mandypants View Post
    Know a lot about Airhead tech?
    Plan on wrenching this winter?
    Enjoy writing?

    The Owners News is looking for technically proficient people who know how to wrench to share their knowledge. If you are interested in writing one or more technical articles and explaining anything from simple maintenance to complex repairs, please e-mail mandy@bmwmoa.org. Please be prepared to submit photos of your project, and captions explaining what is in the pictures.
    I do articles of a sort I suppose. Webpages really. I only have two up, one for a K bike seat lock repair (the result of an eBay deal gone awry) and the other for a lighting modification I recently did to my /7. I'm working on one for DIY repairs on a cracked /7 seatpan with a lift-off modification. That one is going to take awhile. I also do plastic welding and fiberglass repairs but I only have a couple of glass fenders needing repairs at the moment. I think an article on fixing cracked Krauser luggage might be good though. Perhaps I'll find some to play with.

    http://www.eskimo.com/~newowl/r100rs...s_install.HTML

    http://www.eskimo.com/~newowl/k100seatlockrepair.htm

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    Losing interest in ON?

    Quote Originally Posted by budamy View Post
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    Dr. Curve, sir.....
    I think you are correct in your assessment that the mag has changed. I've found little of interest in the issues since the change in editors and the effort to increase the direction of our organization toward the internet. In fact, I am considering not renewing my subscription or renewing my membership: there is nothing in the last few issues of MOA that I find of interest.
    Anachronism #72297
    First let me say I seriously considered withdrawing from MOA when Sandy got the sack. I wasn't so much angered by the decision the board made to combine the magazine with the forum and internet operations as I was the fact that I didn't feel like Sandy was dealt with fairly. Kind of reminds me when Jerry Jones (Dallas cowboy owner) sacked Tom Landry. It was his right to hire whatever coach he wanted but it was done in a less than honorable manner.

    THAT SAID:
    How can you say the magazine is bland and has changed for the worse? I still see articles, thank you Mr. Parkhouse, about airheads. BMW has a wide variety of motorcycles now and the magazine does a good job of covering all of them.
    In retrospect I think the magazine is still good and the website is fantastic.

    If you want to read bland boring magazines try Honda's Red Riders mag.
    It is nothing but Factory advertising. Blah Blah Blah..

    I am happy with MOA as it is thank you very much.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Curve View Post

    We are on down the line now. I have written a bit about modifications one might consider for the new R12S for instance......but no one from BMWON has stepped forward and ask for any articles of this type. I have felt that the direction of the magazine has change and that their is very little interest in what some might construe as politically incorrect writing about how to make them faster. Thoughts?
    Well - not to be a contrarian - but I distinctly recall Mandy posting in the Airhead forum, the K bike forum, and the Oilhead forum that tech articles were wanted. That's a fairly broad brush request for tech stuff for the older as well as the newer models.

    I consider that "stepping forward and asking for articles ...."
    Paul Glaves - "Big Bend", Texas U.S.A
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    I have a 72 R75/5 basket case in the basement. It truly came in boxes.

    I'm about to learn a lot about it.

    I'm willing to write it's stories and trials and errors. It won't be a restoration, it is going to be a cafe.

    It's name: Project Thunder.
    http://www.monksvoice.com

    I could be the voice you're hearing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by monkeywork View Post
    I have a 72 R75/5 basket case in the basement. It truly came in boxes.

    I'm about to learn a lot about it.

    I'm willing to write it's stories and trials and errors. It won't be a restoration, it is going to be a cafe.

    It's name: Project Thunder.


    Would love to follow your project in a thread with lots of pictures!

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    OOOOooooo... I love reading those.

    Ok. Give me a week or so to get organized
    http://www.monksvoice.com

    I could be the voice you're hearing.

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    I , for one, would appreciate more articles, etc, on airheads. I believe that BMWON has moved beyond them for the most part. I know time moves on, but still so many still on the road..

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    I know this has been discussed thousands of times but here I go. My 1970/5 has run perfect for 8,000 miles since I bought it. Suddenly after a 40 mile 70 mph ride to get home before dark it started popping and wants to stall. I have to keep blipping the throttle and it just does not run or start smooth like it did. I'm not a mechanic, I usually do basic stuff, tires, oil, brakes, never internal engine or carb stuff. I have always carried extra points, plugs and condenser? Don't know why I could'nt change if I had to but is this where I should start? Or would the carbs be a better guess. One note about 2,000 miles ago a nice friend on a BMW replaced points for me along the road because the previous ones were installed wrong and pinched the wire and it burnt off and the bike just shut off. He used a cigarette box to gap the points and it ran as perfect as ever so I never bothered to have the gap reset? (Because I don't know how). Also the engine is an early 70's 900 not the original 600 complete motor not converted replaced and it was new so the engine only has about 8,000 on it and was built by Craig at Heritage BMW. The previous owner was a collector so the bike and mechanics are perfect. Help please or she's on a trailer and to BOB's.

    Brett Endress
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    Quote Originally Posted by medieval View Post
    I have been a member of BMWMOA for less than two years. I joined when I got a 2003 R1150RS project tp offset my wintertime blues. It is done now and I am enjoying riding this fine bike.
    Last Friday I stumbled across a low mileage 1975 R60/6 that has been sitting since the mid 80's. It doesn't run (yet) but I am savoring the prospect of a new project. First step was to find a repair manual ($10 + ship on ebay).
    I passed on my back issues to a friend who has an R100GS, because, at that time I had no use for the info. Now that I have an airhead project I need all the info that I can get. I would be happy to buy a compilation of airhead articles from the MOA if they could be made available. PLEASE!!!
    I have decided to build a cafe style tank and seat for the bike and intend to write an article on the project (if you are interested). Thank you, Bert
    Mandy says there is no index for MOA . If it's an Airhead index you seek try Oak with the Airheads Beemer Club.Airheads has back issues and reprints of Oaks' tech articles. The Chicago BMW club has publications pertaining to Oaks tech stuff as well.

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    ON looking for tech articles

    Quote Originally Posted by yllib View Post
    Hey hey Doc!! Remember when we started that big stir in the BMW Moaners News about running tubeless tires on mags that came with tubes? I think it was about 93??

    About five years ago I hit TWO dear. I wasn't going quite as fast as you were but I was still hauling the mail and it was still a big ordeal. If I heard right I think we had some similar injuries but that is another subject for another time!!!!

    Moaners News has changed for the worst! I miss Douglass! He ALWAYS remembered my name and we would sometimes go years between seeing each other.

    Bless Parkhouse's soul but he wrenches like a hippie. We need a real GEARHEAD that can ride as well as he wrenches AND doesn't read like a Washington press release.

    Have you been in touch with Chris?? Isn't it great!! Are the HP2 R1200S's "special" rods longer?? I helped Chris put long rods in the Silver Bullet. It WORKED!!
    Hmmm....

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    Quote Originally Posted by commando74 View Post
    I , for one, would appreciate more articles, etc, on airheads. I believe that BMWON has moved beyond them for the most part. I know time moves on, but still so many still on the road..
    agree. parkhouse is really it in the mag on airheads. what about a spotlight on individuals and their airhead or airheads that are still being ridden? Like the father and son rebuild article a while back from NM I believe. I would rather see that than a plug article for PIAA or 8 pages of possible xmas gifts.

    Persuade Jack Riepe to purchase an airhead. I could read that guys writing all day.

    By the way, those bikes are great looking Jon-Lars.

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