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    I would love to see articles about increasing the performance and handling of any of the airheads. (94 R100RT in particular) I would be willing to purchase back issues or reprints of ON if anyone has them. And I would be very pleased to see articles in the current ON issues for those of us who haven't been in the BMW family long enough to have seen the originals. In my short time as a BMW owner and lover I have sure seen a lot of airheads on the roads and at rallies. Who wouldn't like to have a R1000ss (got to get that ticket) but would never let the R100RT go.

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    I do remember some of the articals that Jim (Dr. curve) wrote about the push rod twins, I still have MOA magazines from the past I'll see if I can find some. You could probbably find more hot rod info in mags. like Cycle, Cycle World, Rider, Motorcyclist, etc from the 70's as thats when Reg Pedmore (RPM) Luftmiester, San Jose BMW, and others were doing the mods.

    Ken G.

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    Thumbs up R75/5 Basket Case

    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.
    Since I just inherited a 76 R75/6 which has been sitting in a friends farm shed since 1987 (really), I would be VERY interested in that article from start to finish.

    Please include lots, I repeat, LOTS of photo's. Also include explanations of what you did to overcome various problems you will incounter.
    Don "Radar" Wreyford
    00 K1200LT, 98 R1100GS AE, 84 R100RS, 76 R75/6
    MOA # 91738, RA #27032 , ABC #7915 - "Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, but expecting different results" - Albert Einstein

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    We need a rear end 101. I've read lots on tranny's and engines. How about something on the butt of our beauty's!

    HH

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    Cool Rear Drive

    Quote Originally Posted by Helmut_Head View Post
    We need a rear end 101. I've read lots on tranny's and engines. How about something on the butt of our beauty's!

    HH
    YES!

    I have a rear drive ready for some TLC.

    We (Colorado Airheads) are having a tech day April 20th down in Denver, Matt has said he will come and help with the rear drive, maybe he will post some photo's/instructions of the rebuild.
    Don "Radar" Wreyford
    00 K1200LT, 98 R1100GS AE, 84 R100RS, 76 R75/6
    MOA # 91738, RA #27032 , ABC #7915 - "Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, but expecting different results" - Albert Einstein

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    Oil Coolers Problems?

    Quote Originally Posted by MICHIGANMIKE View Post
    I would love to see an article on the Oil Coolers and any problems with the banjo bolts etc. I recently added an airhead to the mix and it has been my first experience with one with the oil cooler. Or if I missed this in an MOA mag would appreciate info on this.
    Mike I have had two problems over the years.
    Firstly on the forward facing 'banjo bolts' of the oil cooler with thermosta, I had a rock strike that cracked on of the forward facing bolts. Noticed back then cause I ran both temp & pressure gauges on that bike. Pressure started to fluctuate. It w.as a 90s with sidecar
    Peened it straight with a 'gentle' hammer & got home & now carry a spare.
    Today I run on that bike (a GS Dakar race copy) the non thermostat plate so the bolts are less exposed.

    Also on my sidercar once had a actual cooler sort of fail, it expanded, got fatter etc . Binned it. Plus I run temp gauges on the 3 bikes with coolers.

    Else all good. Just renewed one system with a Siebenrock kit as they supply better braided hoses.
    Ron (RTO) Durkin (Australia)
    Member BMW Mcc QLD since '79
    Member BMW MOA since '82
    Airheads & Bricks works for me ...Mate

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