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I'm trying to take off the exhaust at the heads and I don't want to force the removal. Is there a special tool for this?

As for the throttle cables to both carbs seem to be stuck inside the carbs. I thought the problem was in the actual cables but I can't get the carbs apart. Is there a trick to this?

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Lou

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Year/model? Carb types?

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I guess this is the '72 R60/5?? As for the exhaust headers... There should be a finned nut around the header pipes. This nut connects to threads on the head. There's a special wrench that engages this finned nut...I'd suggest getting one rather than bodging it up...you'll break some fins and probably not get the correct force on the nut. If the nut moves a little and then seems to stiffen up...STOP...you are very near to galling the threads on the head. At that point, it's best to cut the finned nut off. This is usually done with a straight hacksaw blade and you can cut carefully across the nut and very near the theads. Then, with a cold chisel, you can pry the not open enough to slip over the threads. It might be possible to use various penetrants and heat on the threads/nut, but it's best to be cautious here. The nuts don't cost that much but it costs big bucks to have the threads repaired. If the threads aren't too damaged you maybe be able to use a thread file or needle file to dress the threads up. Upon reinstallation, you'll need to use anti seize paste to prevent further occurrence of the nut sticking.

As for the throttle cable.... I don't own a /5 with slide carbs, but have a /2 with slide carbs...I think they're somewhat the same. I'm sure someone else will help out. On my /2, there's a big threaded ring at the top of the carb that needs to come off. Once that's off, the cable is held in place with an internal spring. I usually push on the outside of the cable and compress the spring so that the detent can come out of it's slot/holder.

Hopefully that will help.

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Sorry, 72 R60/5 you are correct. I was able to figure out the carbs and am now in search of a rebuild kit for both.

As for the exhaust I will look for the tool on eBay see if its available.

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Lou

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Where do you live? Maybe there's an Airhead w/ tools in your neck of the woods. The tool is not that expensive, and you might end up using it fairly often. You're supposed to spin the nuts off for yearly maintenance and reapplication of the anti seize.

In my case, I didn't know better when I first got my /7 and ended up ruining the threads on one head...I've had a new spigot welded on...it doesn't look pretty, but it's my badge of honor!! Since that time, the finned nuts have never been off as I haven't really had a need to, despite the yearly maintenance requirement. I guess I got scared. When they do need to come off (a top end job is in my future), I may just proceed to the cutting the nut phase just to be sure.

As for rebuild kits, Bing will help you out. Surprisingly, the dealer has kits/parts cheaper than Bing, so I hear.

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I'm in NJ. Would the dealer sell this tool as well?

Around here there are 90% Harley's and not much else. The sad part is that most Harley's are not even that old.

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I'm sure the dealer would sell it, but it'll probably be more expensive. What about Bob's BMW? They'd have it...they're down in Jessup, Maryland. Of course, just about anyone will ship it.

Where specifically in NJ? I can check my Airheads directory and see if someone's close by...

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Oxford, NJ. Warren County.

Where can I find Bob's website to buy the tool.

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Lou

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www.bmwbobs.com. They, along with a lot of other good places, are listed on our Resources and/or Links pages. Just click on the VBMWMO logo in the upper left to check them out.

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Looks like Bob's is out of stock on the tool.

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There's an Airhead Beemer Club Airmarshal who lives in Phillipsburg. I was going to find a way for you to contact him and see if there's anything he could do to help. I'll see what I can find when I get home...I may PM you his email address...

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SWEET Big Grin

I hope to return the favor someday.

Thanks again,
Lou

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I'm sending you a PM.

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