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How to Adjust the Valves on BMW /5 Airhead Engines

Postby Unity » Thu Apr 16, 2015 10:35 am

Motorcycle Classics Blogs wrote:MC How-To

Adjust the Valves on BMW /5 Airhead Engines

4/10/2015 1:30:00 PM
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Re: How to Adjust the Valves on BMW /5 Airhead Engines

Postby ERC Scott » Thu Apr 16, 2015 1:53 pm

Hey, John, what's the aluminum sculpture attached to the aft of the cylinder head? Has a name something like "bingo" cast into its side :lol:
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Re: How to Adjust the Valves on BMW /5 Airhead Engines

Postby Unity » Thu Apr 16, 2015 3:29 pm

:roll:
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Re: How to Adjust the Valves on BMW /5 Airhead Engines

Postby Rick F. » Thu Apr 16, 2015 4:41 pm

John,

Ah, those were the days! No 4-valve heads, let alone overhead cams. And you could set the ignition timing using an old taillight bulb with a couple of leads soldered to it. Dwell, schnell--a feeler gauge was all you needed for the points.

Thanks for a trip down memory lane (which, now that I think about it, also featured long winter hours in unheated garages; maybe the Past isn't always what it's cracked up to be!)

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