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Forum: Airheads Yesterday, 08:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 538
Posted By Big John Sny
I have to admit that one looks pretty cool. I...

I have to admit that one looks pretty cool.
I still think the RT might be a bit more functional.
Forum: Airheads Yesterday, 05:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 538
Posted By Big John Sny
I probably should not have said sporty. I think I...

I probably should not have said sporty. I think I just worry about loosing the nimble nature of the bike.

I might head to the flea market section of the pages and see who is stripping down an RT...
Forum: Airheads Yesterday, 02:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 538
Posted By Big John Sny
Yeah, I am not a fan of handlebar mounted...

Yeah, I am not a fan of handlebar mounted windshields. I have bought a couple bikes with them, tried them, adjusted them, ext. , but could get them to work well. Windy days seemed to affect them much...
Forum: Airheads Yesterday, 07:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 538
Posted By Big John Sny
The RS look is definitely growing on me. What...

The RS look is definitely growing on me. What about the extra weight? How much can you feel it and how much does it affect handling? I am probably going to need to look at new front springs soon, so...
Forum: Airheads 01-27-2015, 10:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 538
Posted By Big John Sny
RT, RS, or S

Been thinking, I bought this bike as my tourer. So I am riding this morning to work and with the dirt bike bars, installed by the PO, I am catching wind like a para sailer. It got me thinking about...
Forum: Airheads 01-27-2015, 08:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 404
Posted By Big John Sny
Can be done either way, but last time I was in...

Can be done either way, but last time I was in the same boat, I pulled the cover. Good time to check the timing chain and a few less headaches changing the seal. Just heat the cover up to pull it off...
Forum: Airheads 01-22-2015, 12:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 653
Posted By Big John Sny
My Lester were running without tubes when I got...

My Lester were running without tubes when I got the bike. I put tubeless back on the bike when I replaced them. I did pick up a screw on the nearly new tire so I threw a tube in that wheel and ran...
Forum: Airheads 01-21-2015, 09:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 653
Posted By Big John Sny
Very true, but I have never bent a rim on a...

Very true, but I have never bent a rim on a street bike. My son did the other day on his Ducati. He sent the rim out to be repaired so cast wheels can be repaired, but probably not by the home...
Forum: Airheads 01-21-2015, 08:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 653
Posted By Big John Sny
No harder to true than snowflakes.

No harder to true than snowflakes.
Forum: Airheads 01-21-2015, 08:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,027
Posted By Big John Sny
If not mentioned, I would replace the pads. The...

If not mentioned, I would replace the pads. The are no longer parallel with the caliper piston. This reduces braking clamp load available.
Forum: Airheads 01-21-2015, 08:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 653
Posted By Big John Sny
I liked them on my 77

I liked them on my 77
Forum: Airheads 01-21-2015, 07:55 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,233
Posted By Big John Sny
I respectfully disagree. Maximum traction is...

I respectfully disagree. Maximum traction is achieved by maintaining the maximum amount of force between the unsprung weight and the ground. The comfort of a ride is dependent on the rate at which...
Forum: Airheads 01-19-2015, 08:07 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,233
Posted By Big John Sny
I would say to add to this, not everyone is...

I would say to add to this, not everyone is looking for the same thing when they say they want a "better" suspension. The same settings (spring rate, compression damping, and rebound damping) that...
Forum: Airheads 01-19-2015, 07:38 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,396
Posted By Big John Sny
Before you do any repair I would drill the end of...

Before you do any repair I would drill the end of the crack. Otherwise it will propagate. By drilling it you eliminate the chance for the crack to grow along the metals grain boundary. Then you have...
Forum: Airheads 01-19-2015, 07:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 243
Posted By Big John Sny
^^ agreed

^^ agreed
Forum: Airheads 01-19-2015, 08:44 AM
Replies: 193
Views: 6,118
Posted By Big John Sny
That is good advice SS. Besides the more you re...

That is good advice SS. Besides the more you re sync your carbs the better you get at setting them making it a very trivial job to set them up. also the better you get at feeling when they are out,...
Forum: Airheads 01-18-2015, 10:19 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,283
Posted By Big John Sny
Yes. Opened the box last night. The Reynolds is...

Yes. Opened the box last night. The Reynolds is the same as the one I have. I have to wait till I put my front suspension on to try the other one. My suspension parts (and bushings for the stand) I...
Forum: Airheads 01-18-2015, 07:54 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 863
Posted By Big John Sny
Yeah, that and old Holley brown gaskets are my...

Yeah, that and old Holley brown gaskets are my two least favorite things to find in a carburetor.
Forum: Airheads 01-18-2015, 07:53 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 863
Posted By Big John Sny
For the cars I made a tool with the staking die...

For the cars I made a tool with the staking die on one end and a receiver for the screw head on the other of a c-clamp like press so the loads were only placed on the screw so I didn't have to play...
Forum: Airheads 01-18-2015, 07:19 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 863
Posted By Big John Sny
What do you use to keep from distorting the...

What do you use to keep from distorting the throttle shafts while you are staking the screws? Single barrel on one shaft makes the butterfly alignment a little more forgiving because there is some...
Forum: Airheads 01-18-2015, 06:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 696
Posted By Big John Sny
I have used the deoxit. Doesn't require the...

I have used the deoxit. Doesn't require the mechanical cleaning. Use to use it in potentiometers where you can't access the inside to mechanically clean it. Stops the crackles when you turn from the...
Forum: Airheads 01-18-2015, 06:38 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 863
Posted By Big John Sny
The biggest concern with these carbs is the...

The biggest concern with these carbs is the Buna-N (Nitril) o-rings on the throttle shafts. If soaking in a Chem-dip, or other carb cleaner it can swell, damage these if left in place during the...
Forum: Airheads 01-15-2015, 09:44 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,656
Posted By Big John Sny
I think SS is right. There is no carbon washed...

I think SS is right. There is no carbon washed off the outer edge of the piston. I would not hone. Put it back together. If you are losing oil it could be your guides like SS suggested. Possibly also...
Forum: Airheads 01-15-2015, 01:32 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,487
Posted By Big John Sny
Two things must also rub against each other/ or...

Two things must also rub against each other/ or be in contact (relative movement) with each other to have static friction or friction of any kind.
Forum: Airheads 01-15-2015, 07:12 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,830
Posted By Big John Sny
I also think the Beemer is just more relaxing to...

I also think the Beemer is just more relaxing to ride. It is like the Ducati is more of a sensory experience. Sharper cornering, feel like you are glued to the road, sound that makes you want to rev...
Forum: Airheads 01-14-2015, 03:24 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,830
Posted By Big John Sny
That is ok, my son is both faster than me and...

That is ok, my son is both faster than me and rides a nicer/faster Ducati than I do. :bluduh
Forum: Airheads 01-14-2015, 03:17 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,487
Posted By Big John Sny
I will try to measure the coils to get a starting...

I will try to measure the coils to get a starting point, but it will likely be just as easy to measure actual sag once I have the front end rebuilt and make changes from there.

Thank you.
Forum: Airheads 01-14-2015, 03:15 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,487
Posted By Big John Sny
Ha, pointless because I know how to set up...

Ha, pointless because I know how to set up suspension for bikes that corner at speeds well above what an airhead is capable of and know how much sag to set the bike at, but more importantly, most of...
Forum: Airheads 01-14-2015, 08:41 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,104
Posted By Big John Sny
I am starting to learn. Even though I used to...

I am starting to learn. Even though I used to work in suspension design I have decided to stay far away from the stiction debate.
Forum: Airheads 01-14-2015, 08:37 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,487
Posted By Big John Sny
I was curious of the spring rate of each of these...

I was curious of the spring rate of each of these springs. When I select my spring I usually take the spring rate and just calculate for a 30% sag for the weight of me and the bike (estimate, of...
Forum: Airheads 01-14-2015, 08:25 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,830
Posted By Big John Sny
I am not bashing airheads. I love my beemers. I...

I am not bashing airheads. I love my beemers. I really like the way they handle when kept within their limitations. These are real limitations. Ground clearance. Frame flex (even on stiffened...
Forum: Airheads 01-13-2015, 03:16 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 18,929
Posted By Big John Sny
Anyone else here have the diversion? I have...

Anyone else here have the diversion? I have really enjoyed it. Has the power to do aluminum up to 1/4 inch when running on 220, but I can still carry it over to a friends house and plug into 110 to...
Forum: Airheads 01-13-2015, 03:07 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,830
Posted By Big John Sny
Some of the smaller 2v motors like the 750 and...

Some of the smaller 2v motors like the 750 and 620 had 60hp or less. Considering the the r100 had over 60 hp stock it shouldn't be unreasonable that it would out pull one of those.

If your are...
Forum: Airheads 01-13-2015, 10:30 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 18,929
Posted By Big John Sny
Thin aluminum is challenging no matter what your...

Thin aluminum is challenging no matter what your equipment is. The line between melt and evaporate isn't very wide. I was thinking your welds look great, but maybe that is just compared to mine. :rofl
Forum: Airheads 01-13-2015, 10:02 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,015
Posted By Big John Sny
It might be a little oversimplified to just...

It might be a little oversimplified to just describe one shape or another. Deflection is proportional to length, force, elastic modulus, and the cross sectional area acted on by the force. The force...
Forum: Airheads 01-13-2015, 08:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 385
Posted By Big John Sny
Yeah, I have the guide support, spring seat...

Yeah, I have the guide support, spring seat ordered.
I think that and the spacer (Item 12 in my drawing and not included in yours) might be missing, but not sure. It is not shown in all drawings. I...
Forum: Airheads 01-12-2015, 11:17 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,830
Posted By Big John Sny
It is the sound. It is so sexy the police can't...

It is the sound. It is so sexy the police can't even ignore it.
Forum: Airheads 01-12-2015, 11:14 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,104
Posted By Big John Sny
Even reading what I wrote, I think it comes off...

Even reading what I wrote, I think it comes off wrong. I do feel you have valuable knowledge and experience to contribute. I am suggesting we all benefit from taking a different approach to...
Forum: Airheads 01-12-2015, 11:03 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,104
Posted By Big John Sny
I am not condoning any personal attacks. I am...

I am not condoning any personal attacks. I am saying that your rrsoonses can be worded in a constructive vs the counter productive tone I have seen you use.

The best ideas come from collaboration...
Forum: Airheads 01-12-2015, 09:20 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,830
Posted By Big John Sny
It looks tougher while your are working on it :P

It looks tougher while your are working on it :P
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