This might be a fun job!!
This might be a fun job!!
Some BMW content? Look to me like the motorcycle is the supporting actor/actress.
Looks cool...for all the wrong reasons.
current:14 R1200RT 75 R60/6
past: 11 R1200RT 10 R1200RT 03 R1200CLC
Do you really have to go through all that to start an airhead?
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If only I had video camera 3 years ago...
It's a tough job but somebody's gotta do it.
I'd pay to see this.
R75/5 R100RS K100RS R1150RT
I'll watch it. Looks better than half the crap out there right now.
I could think of worse ways to live than traveling around via bike/sidecar drinking with new friends and the "other" things you saw in the vid
"Ticklers" is one method and as described maybe should be called tricklers as apparently holding down the control simply allows raw fuel to pour through the carb.
Bings on later Airheads had enricheners, which used engine vacuum to draw extra fuel through special jets.
Most USA car carburetors had accelerator pumps and the act of setting the fast idle cam (foot to floor once or more before starting) pumps in the required extra fuel. Plus, the air restriction of the choke set simultaneously with the fast idle causes increased vacuum so extra fuel continues to be drawn through the normal jets.
The tickler method is clearly the most "manual" method and it fails to provide any extra fuel after finishing the initial push. Good thing the "intake manifold" is really short on motorcycles.
I think it's safe to say no BMW has ever had an actual "choke," i.e. an air restriction associated with cold starting--this despite the label on the control on some '80s and '90s versions. On the airheads, this control operates the enricheners and no air restriction and on the K-bikes and Oilheads this control is simply a fast idle--extra fuel is provided electronically according to temperature sensor. A fast idle control is obviously not an air restriction but instead the opposite. A fast idle, i.e. a little extra throttle, is required when cold starting all engines including the Airheads, too, and on those that's accomplished by you rotating the throttle a bit. Fun indeed!
'12 R1200RT, '02 R1100S, '84 R80G/S
I am going to see this movie. Looks like my plan for retirement!
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That was my take...that's why we have Airheads, Oilhead, Camhead/Hexheads sections on the forums...there's a general acceptance of the loose grouping of these various engine types.
The said it got its "start" as a 1960 R60. It has a Triumph front wheel and fender. A Harley Davidson headlight. A Harley Davidson Sportster gas tank. BMW switches. They went on to name the seat, tail light and sidecar, but I forget those.
A sportster gas tank? How'd he make it between fuel stop out in the west when you have to stop for gas every 75 miles
........had a movie crew following him?
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