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Forum: Airheads 12-24-2014, 07:43 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,470
Posted By bpeckm
:lurk :1drink

:lurk





:1drink
Forum: Airheads 12-23-2014, 11:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 423
Posted By bpeckm
I think you mean a Farley....?? (edit:...

I think you mean a Farley....??


(edit: oops... there is a Farowe, as mentioned in the (Snowbum) article!! (http://bmwmotorcycletech.info/farleybrownsurefoot.htm)...sorry!)

:D

The "Big...
Forum: Airheads 12-23-2014, 11:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 298
Posted By bpeckm
Item #3... paint I have been very pleased...

Item #3... paint

I have been very pleased with a two-part clear over the color... my rattlecan paint is always susceptible to crawling paint with fuel spills...., but once I clear-coated, problem...
Forum: Airheads 12-23-2014, 08:22 AM
Replies: 288
Views: 27,115
Posted By bpeckm
:huh ....witholding knowledge from those...

:huh


....witholding knowledge from those who want to know....? ....ESPECIALLY the missus? :eek1 .... tsk tsk.....

PS> Nice rides!!


:D
Forum: Airheads 12-23-2014, 07:58 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,422
Posted By bpeckm
:evil There's something in the air.... I...

:evil

There's something in the air.... I read this thread a couple of weeks ago, and this little guy followed me home one day.....
...
Forum: Airheads 12-22-2014, 06:14 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,470
Posted By bpeckm
Oh yeah.... :freaky.... can't wait! Hope it's a...

Oh yeah.... :freaky.... can't wait! Hope it's a long grey winter across the pond, just enough to get your arse in gear!!

:D
Forum: Airheads 12-22-2014, 06:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 512
Posted By bpeckm
:evil ...just so happens....that.... ...

:evil ...just so happens....that....

http://www.wunderlichamerica.com/mm5/graphics/00000001/1250715.jpg

Thanks to Wunderlich America: press release!...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-21-2014, 06:13 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 8,315
Posted By bpeckm
XS650 tank

I have a tank from a 1981 (+/-) Yamaha XS650 Special that was removed to do my son's backroads special. Tank is in great condition, inside and out, and is just gathering dust. Sanded/primed/sanded...
Forum: Airheads 12-21-2014, 06:06 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,258
Posted By bpeckm
Yeah, I think I would start with a twinshock.....

Yeah, I think I would start with a twinshock.. the differences in the drive/suspension and back end are so substantial that you would essentially end up with the main frame and engine the same. ...
Forum: Airheads 12-21-2014, 05:48 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,102
Posted By bpeckm
:eek1 Sure sounds like you have the...

:eek1



Sure sounds like you have the experience with other airheads, and some pretty nifty shop tools.... as you know the R60 doesn't put much strain on the otherwise-same bottom end and drive...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-21-2014, 05:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 705
Posted By bpeckm
:evil The XS650 had an electric start + kick...

:evil

The XS650 had an electric start + kick start from the beginning, it went from points to e-ignition in about 1980?.... Not sure of exact year, but lots of information is available on many...
Forum: Airheads 12-19-2014, 07:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 553
Posted By bpeckm
Aaahh... when I lived in Southport, I'd go over...

Aaahh... when I lived in Southport, I'd go over to the lighthouse and look out at Westport. I was, technically, in West Southport looking west to South Westport. Always loved that thought! An...
Forum: Airheads 12-19-2014, 06:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 553
Posted By bpeckm
Sweet.... I have had a lot of fun with mine,...

Sweet.... I have had a lot of fun with mine, changing thisses and that's to make it a sorta-stock, sorta-bitsa. Really nice ride imho, the engine is massively torquey and a joy to run at all rpms, a...
Forum: Airheads 12-18-2014, 08:43 PM
Replies: 7,251
Views: 1,449,321
Posted By bpeckm
:cry December in Rhode Island.... sigh. ...

:cry


December in Rhode Island.... sigh.

http://bpeckm.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/My-R80ST/i-cz6ftzN/0/M/Put%20away%20x2%20Dec%202014-M.jpg

Remove screen and mirrors, change fluids, carbs run...
Forum: Airheads 12-18-2014, 06:32 AM
Replies: 201
Views: 39,418
Posted By bpeckm
I think those parts are for the fresh...

I think those parts are for the fresh air/emissions tubing system... NOT a plug. If you want a plug, that would be a different part (I forget the size, but easily available from metric hardware...
Forum: Airheads 12-17-2014, 07:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 478
Posted By bpeckm
Relays sometimes seem like they one of the...

Relays sometimes seem like they one of the mysteries of the universe... but, once you understand what the various terminals do within that relay, it becomes much easier to figure out "what's what"......
Forum: Airheads 12-09-2014, 07:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,878
Posted By bpeckm
:eek1 Yes, pleeeeeze.....:wink: :D

:eek1


Yes, pleeeeeze.....:wink:

:D
Forum: Airheads 12-09-2014, 07:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 378
Posted By bpeckm
:lol3 Ya, doo it, mon!!! :freaky

:lol3


Ya, doo it, mon!!!

:freaky
Forum: Airheads 12-09-2014, 07:13 PM
Replies: 7,251
Views: 1,449,321
Posted By bpeckm
:evil Not a ute... but pretty "unusual".......

:evil

Not a ute... but pretty "unusual".... on BAT right now at $3100......., bidding ending tomorrow Wed Dec 10th... omg am I tempted or what....????
...
Forum: Airheads 12-08-2014, 06:49 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,422
Posted By bpeckm
:evil Some sailcloth makes a good,...

:evil

Some sailcloth makes a good, rugged-but-light, fabric for whatever it is that you might want to sew.... not 'zackly Old Skool, but.... it works.....
...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 12-04-2014, 07:44 PM
Replies: 2,028
Views: 372,601
Posted By bpeckm
:cry ...

:cry


http://bpeckm.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/My-R80ST/i-Pp97DZZ/0/L/fall%202014-L.jpg



:wink:
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 12-04-2014, 07:39 PM
Replies: 745
Views: 100,722
Posted By bpeckm
:evil Second Beach, Middletown RI, late...

:evil


Second Beach, Middletown RI, late November 2014.....

http://bpeckm.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/My-R80ST/i-N9bwt6h/0/L/Nov%2023%206-L.jpg

Love those "wow... it's a helluva day for a...
Forum: Airheads 12-03-2014, 05:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 680
Posted By bpeckm
Easily done if you are a solder-er.... those...

Easily done if you are a solder-er.... those itsy-bitsy metrics can be a bear to find. Any time I take something apart or throw away, I keep all those itsy bitsies in an old prescription vial.... ...
Forum: Airheads 12-03-2014, 05:18 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,088
Posted By bpeckm
One of the mysteries of the universe.... along...

One of the mysteries of the universe.... along with why hot water is always on the left....:evil



Well described, above, but words are always inadequate... get one of those Hotlanta HotAirHeads...
Forum: Airheads 12-02-2014, 02:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 608
Posted By bpeckm
:evil Wish I could find something in a /5,...

:evil

Wish I could find something in a /5, running or not, in that price range.... tough to find, these days!

But, you know the story and the details, and a "suddenly not running" isn't a good...
Forum: Airheads 11-28-2014, 04:40 PM
Replies: 907
Views: 115,159
Posted By bpeckm
Oh yeah! It's the Old Skool version, for...

Oh yeah! It's the Old Skool version, for sure.... a THREE ! (in the spirit of "all things being relative, the iPhone 3 is a true dinosaur!!) :wink:


:D
Forum: Airheads 11-28-2014, 04:36 PM
Replies: 813
Views: 81,711
Posted By bpeckm
:cry Just keep the spirit... some days are a...

:cry

Just keep the spirit... some days are a little better than others, and T'Day has a way of bringing out the worst in families.... :evil

Let me "buy you a beer" and a toast to your OWN...
Forum: Airheads 11-25-2014, 06:16 AM
Replies: 907
Views: 115,159
Posted By bpeckm
That's cool, Renner, would love a bumpy dirt road...

That's cool, Renner, would love a bumpy dirt road to ride into the mountains...

...my photo was with a "camera", have to learn how to post location with my iPhone (I just turn down any and every...
Forum: Airheads 11-24-2014, 08:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 908
Posted By bpeckm
I thought I had prepped it well by wet-sanding...

I thought I had prepped it well by wet-sanding with the acid-wash, metal-prep from Eastwood. It had sat for weeks without developing any rust-blush, so I thought that the acid wash was pretty durn...
Forum: Airheads 11-24-2014, 08:04 PM
Replies: 907
Views: 115,159
Posted By bpeckm
...hmm...never done that, but here is the place...

...hmm...never done that, but here is the place on the Google maps, (https://www.google.com/maps/@41.4838757,-71.2544825,16z?hl=en),,, It is the road in Middletown Rhode Island that goes out to...
Forum: Airheads 11-23-2014, 02:15 PM
Replies: 357
Views: 27,124
Posted By bpeckm
November 22'd, into the fifties, clear sky and...

November 22'd, into the fifties, clear sky and late afternoon sun... quick ride to Sachuest Point and the little roads around there.... lucky day!!
...
Forum: Airheads 11-23-2014, 02:09 PM
Replies: 907
Views: 115,159
Posted By bpeckm
Convenient that this thread just popped up on the...

Convenient that this thread just popped up on the first page...

Got a little bit of a "holy cow this is November but it's rideable weather so let's get out" into the ole girl today... a quick ride...
Forum: Airheads 11-23-2014, 08:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 908
Posted By bpeckm
What he said... I clearcoated with 2k on my son's...

What he said... I clearcoated with 2k on my son's XS650, and it still looks sharp, but litte rusty spots are showing, and I can feel the rust through the clearcoat. The painted part feels smooth, so...
Forum: Airheads 11-23-2014, 08:42 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,931
Posted By bpeckm
:evil R65 mono... don't see that very often!...

:evil

R65 mono... don't see that very often! I like your bra, too :lol3
...
Forum: Airheads 11-23-2014, 08:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 939
Posted By bpeckm
I think that the point is, that they are all...

I think that the point is, that they are all better than the stock "retract at the least opportune time" stands!

I bought an effed/bent Brown stand for $40 to try to get it to fit on my ST, and...
Forum: Airheads 11-23-2014, 08:20 AM
Replies: 813
Views: 81,711
Posted By bpeckm
Sweet, and so true... :D

Sweet, and so true... :D
Forum: Old's Cool 11-23-2014, 08:12 AM
Replies: 8,252
Views: 3,281,454
Posted By bpeckm
:eek1 ...

:eek1

http://oldgreen.smugmug.com/Bikes/i-VXQHDjQ/0/L/DSC_0142-L.jpg


Interesting bike...you have found a lot of lovely bits from various vintages....sure love that "tail light protector"...!!...
Forum: Airheads 11-22-2014, 03:32 PM
Replies: 595
Views: 140,696
Posted By bpeckm
I am not sure if you are referring to the "gen"...

I am not sure if you are referring to the "gen" on the Acewell, or the "gen" on the original BMW...

IF you are trying to hook up the necessary "gen light" a-la BMW, so that your charging system...
Forum: Airheads 11-21-2014, 11:18 AM
Replies: 595
Views: 140,696
Posted By bpeckm
On the old airheads, the original "gen" light has...

On the old airheads, the original "gen" light has to be a functioning circuit... it is how the alternator is excited, which is what needs to happen for the alternator to produce a charging voltage.
...
Forum: Airheads 11-18-2014, 04:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,315
Posted By bpeckm
That would be a decent price for just the bike,...

That would be a decent price for just the bike, so the hack is goodgravy.... I say GO FOR IT!!

:D
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