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Forum: Airheads 01-25-2015, 08:46 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 983
Posted By supershaft
No need whatsoever to take apart the petcocks. ...

No need whatsoever to take apart the petcocks. They rarely need it. Meanwhile your bike probably really needs other stuff worked on. Like the fill flap for instance. Blow you tank out real well....
Forum: Airheads 01-24-2015, 12:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 517
Posted By supershaft
I wouldn't count on any model having a torquoise...

I wouldn't count on any model having a torquoise lettered ICU. Many have been replaced with the wrong ICU. I think by '87 they all came from the factory with them? That and the latest lower primary...
Forum: Airheads 01-24-2015, 11:55 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 8,501
Posted By supershaft
+1. That's the reason why Colortunes are a waist...

+1. That's the reason why Colortunes are a waist of time. Idle mix should not be about idle! If it is, it's WAY too lean for the transition.
Forum: Airheads 01-24-2015, 11:27 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,072
Posted By supershaft
Mostly the cylinders being so much shorter. That...

Mostly the cylinders being so much shorter. That combined with the squared off cylinder fins. It's a R65. Well, it could be a R45 but . . . .
Forum: Airheads 01-23-2015, 08:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 983
Posted By supershaft
The issue you are having is most likely because...

The issue you are having is most likely because of your tanks fill neck flap. They make filling the tank damn near impossible. I cut mine completely out thusly allowing me to fill the tank...
Forum: Airheads 01-23-2015, 07:35 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,072
Posted By supershaft
Nothing personal but Mono's are from '85 on. ...

Nothing personal but Mono's are from '85 on. Again, nothing personal but you can't tell if it's a R80 or a R100 from looking at a distance like this but you can tell if it's a R65 just by looking at...
Forum: Airheads 01-23-2015, 07:08 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 8,501
Posted By supershaft
Syncing carbs? I would rather go by ear. They...

Syncing carbs? I would rather go by ear. They have had the best teacher on Planet Earth: Mother Nature as she shows me through a [properly damped!!!] manometer. (I don't somehow turn my ears off...
Forum: Airheads 01-23-2015, 07:04 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 6,308
Posted By supershaft
Tires vary in weight considerably! Bias ply...

Tires vary in weight considerably! Bias ply Dunlops for instance? They weight a TON!
Forum: Airheads 01-23-2015, 07:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 517
Posted By supershaft
The HD coils are a bad choice for airheads with...

The HD coils are a bad choice for airheads with electronic ignitions. Too high primary resistance makes for a weak spark. What coil you need all depends on what ICU you have. Torquios lettering? ...
Forum: Airheads 01-23-2015, 06:50 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,679
Posted By supershaft
On the same rod journal! They are 90 degree V...

On the same rod journal! They are 90 degree V twins with 360 degree cranks just like Ducati's and other Duc copies. Our bikes have 180 degree cranks. TWO rod journals. Thusly the cylinders are...
Forum: Airheads 01-23-2015, 06:44 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 8,501
Posted By supershaft
You mean 1/2 turn out from fastest idle? I agree...

You mean 1/2 turn out from fastest idle? I agree that either way doesn't make much sense.

I agree that there is NO standard turn out from anywhere. It all depends on each individual cylinder...
Forum: Airheads 01-23-2015, 06:35 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 8,501
Posted By supershaft
Vacuum levels? That mostly depends on the load...

Vacuum levels? That mostly depends on the load on the engine versus butterfly position. Besides, except for a nano second, vacuum goes up opening the throttle. Read a manometer and see for...
Forum: Airheads 01-23-2015, 01:33 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 8,501
Posted By supershaft
Nothing personal but I think some of your advise...

Nothing personal but I think some of your advise is kinda not right to just plain wrong.

The carb diagram, for starters, is missing much more that the needle jets.

Idle screws? No need to...
Forum: Airheads 01-23-2015, 01:06 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 8,501
Posted By supershaft
Nothing personal but the needle jet clip...

Nothing personal but the needle jet clip positions are in the /6 owners manual. It's all in all the manuals mentioned.

No manual is perfect. With that in mind they should be very trustworthy. ...
Forum: Airheads 01-23-2015, 10:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 952
Posted By supershaft
Too bad they didn't have BMW RS close ratio...

Too bad they didn't have BMW RS close ratio gearsets in them. WHAT a difference. I love mine but then I have read many people here going to a shorter FD because they had to slip the clutch too to...
Forum: Airheads 01-23-2015, 09:54 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,679
Posted By supershaft
BMW very often refers to 'tradition' as being a...

BMW very often refers to 'tradition' as being a basis for lots of their decisions. European aircraft engines have a tradition of spinning the same direction as our engines. American aircraft...
Forum: Airheads 01-23-2015, 08:56 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 8,501
Posted By supershaft
Nothing personal but it's funny how many people...

Nothing personal but it's funny how many people don't start at the beginning. People ask questions all the time and the answers are plainly in the owner's manual. It's really THE place for carb...
Forum: Airheads 01-22-2015, 10:26 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 893
Posted By supershaft
You can run tubeless with the same bores as tube...

You can run tubeless with the same bores as tube type. 'Yamaha' type rubber donut stems, for instance. I use to run early K bike tubeless stems in mags that came with tubes.

What Snowbum...
Forum: Airheads 01-22-2015, 09:50 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 8,501
Posted By supershaft
You have cooled way off since a mod threw a bunch...

You have cooled way off since a mod threw a bunch of your personal BS posts in the basement as have most everyone else but a couple. Talked to? I never said anyone was talked to. I said what I just...
Forum: Airheads 01-22-2015, 09:37 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 893
Posted By supershaft
Despite what the lawyers say, now you are going...

Despite what the lawyers say, now you are going to need some luck. Running tubeless, safety bead rim or not, is a lot safer than running tubes. Tube type tires use to not have safety rims. Tubes...
Forum: Airheads 01-21-2015, 08:22 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 977
Posted By supershaft
+1

+1
Forum: Airheads 01-21-2015, 12:08 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,253
Posted By supershaft
Yes. 363lbs OR 396lbs? On the moon maybe?

Yes. 363lbs OR 396lbs? On the moon maybe?
Forum: Airheads 01-21-2015, 12:02 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 977
Posted By supershaft
RD, the rest of the guys are trying to stop the...

RD, the rest of the guys are trying to stop the personal crap. You should too.

I NEVER said your buttons were aluminum. I did say why many are and how replacing them with steel might not be a...
Forum: Airheads 01-21-2015, 11:38 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,369
Posted By supershaft
Nothing personal but 'premium silicon spark plug...

Nothing personal but 'premium silicon spark plug wire'? There is no such thing. The stuff is junk. Don't replace probably perfectly good BMW woven spark plug wire for silicon junk. There are a...
Forum: Airheads 01-21-2015, 11:27 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 977
Posted By supershaft
@RD: If you can't tell if the buttons are...

@RD: If you can't tell if the buttons are replaceable by looking at them? Step away from the bike!!

The buttons are aluminum for two reasons: Weight (SUPER important on wheels) and aluminum...
Forum: Airheads 01-21-2015, 11:19 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,253
Posted By supershaft
It's a sad state of affairs if all you base your...

It's a sad state of affairs if all you base your knowledge on is what comes from la la land. What is the point? It's not that hard to weigh bikes? Sure, you can use your head while looking at...
Forum: Airheads 01-21-2015, 09:25 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 977
Posted By supershaft
I buy the parts and install them. There is...

I buy the parts and install them. There is nothing unusual about it if the discs are designed as such.
Forum: Airheads 01-21-2015, 09:20 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,253
Posted By supershaft
The stats are well known to be WAY off in no...

The stats are well known to be WAY off in no consistent manner whatsoever so what good are they. They are nothing but idionet 'data'. In this case they make no sense at all. Kinda like a 363lb R80....
Forum: Airheads 01-20-2015, 08:23 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,253
Posted By supershaft
Why bring up googled claimed weights when the...

Why bring up googled claimed weights when the discussion is about how much the bikes weigh?
Forum: Airheads 01-20-2015, 08:12 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 5,080
Posted By supershaft
+1 It's not an airplane. Your already...

+1

It's not an airplane. Your already safe on the ground. Shut it off and get a lift.
Forum: Airheads 01-20-2015, 08:08 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 977
Posted By supershaft
Cost wise your saving yourself a lot of money...

Cost wise your saving yourself a lot of money replacing the buttons of you can. Safety wise? Nothing unsafe about it.

No special tools required.
Forum: Airheads 01-20-2015, 03:17 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 977
Posted By supershaft
The buttons most definitely wear. The noise is...

The buttons most definitely wear. The noise is what they do with use. The buttons need replaced if the rotor gets a lot of radial play. I can't remember off hand if those are replaceable? Lots...
Forum: Airheads 01-20-2015, 02:55 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,253
Posted By supershaft
Sure we can disagree politely. All it takes is...

Sure we can disagree politely. All it takes is stopping the personal BS as most all of you guys has done as of late.


I don't know where you are getting your weights from but they are WAY...
Forum: Airheads 01-20-2015, 02:31 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,666
Posted By supershaft
If I am following you you pretty much turned your...

If I am following you you pretty much turned your forks into K bike types? Getting more rebound out of whatever you have is needed. Most still find the need to get less compression at the same time...
Forum: Airheads 01-20-2015, 02:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,427
Posted By supershaft
No need whatsoever to pull it apart to see if you...

No need whatsoever to pull it apart to see if you have a valve touching. Get a small light on the end of a flexible wire shop light and stick it down your spark plug hole and look at the piston down...
Forum: Airheads 01-20-2015, 11:38 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,253
Posted By supershaft
I have ridden a twin shock R65 off road many,...

I have ridden a twin shock R65 off road many, many times. Some times with all sorts of different GS's and dirt bikes all at the same time (shop rides). The bigger bikes not so much. Their bigger...
Forum: Airheads 01-20-2015, 10:24 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 8,501
Posted By supershaft
No. Nothing is not me! Thank you. I...

No. Nothing is not me!

Thank you. I agree to a certain extent but I would advise paying a bit more attention to Airhead Wrangler, Pruster, and robtg. For starters. All three are GREAT...
Forum: Airheads 01-20-2015, 10:14 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,324
Posted By supershaft
Fedoro brake shoes fit right? Last time I messed...

Fedoro brake shoes fit right? Last time I messed with some they didn't.

IMO you are better off getting the original shoes relined. ANY material is better than our stock rock hard material...
Forum: Airheads 01-20-2015, 09:56 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 8,501
Posted By supershaft
I said that when the cable is the proper length,...

I said that when the cable is the proper length, the cables do not kink at the adjuster so there is no need for your fix. The cables kink there for being too long and/or the carb being attached...
Forum: Airheads 01-20-2015, 09:50 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,666
Posted By supershaft
I disagree. Unless you are tuning suspension...

I disagree. Unless you are tuning suspension down to one specific road surface, they are one and the same.
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