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Forum: Old's Cool 03-18-2014, 09:11 PM
Replies: 7,406
Views: 3,443,667
Posted By CaptainCrunch
Who knew a 'Wing could look so toned, fit, &...

Who knew a 'Wing could look so toned, fit, & ready to dance?
I'm curious how much original DNA remains.
Forum: Airheads 03-17-2014, 09:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,040
Posted By CaptainCrunch
I have not, this thread just happened to catch my...

I have not, this thread just happened to catch my eye. It's a pretty cool can-it-be-done challenge (I'd love to build a car stem to stern - Bullitt Mustang using a Dynacorn body shell or something...
Forum: Airheads 03-17-2014, 08:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,040
Posted By CaptainCrunch
In the pile of parts at the top, there are...

In the pile of parts at the top, there are correct R90S engine badges. Why didn't they make in onto the bike?
Forum: Airheads 03-10-2014, 04:08 PM
Replies: 208
Views: 18,617
Posted By CaptainCrunch
I think there is a point where an ad campaign is...

I think there is a point where an ad campaign is just too goddamn.... precious.

If it was, say, "Would you like the ride the favourite motor-velocipede of 24-year-old 17th-Century-Russian-Opera...
Forum: Road warriors 03-10-2014, 12:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 861
Posted By CaptainCrunch
I can't recommend my credit union enough. We...

I can't recommend my credit union enough. We bought our (used) car with a 2.9% loan on $10k from them - from "Becoming a member" (meaning opening an account with at least 5 bucks in it) to them...
Forum: Airheads 03-10-2014, 11:13 AM
Replies: 208
Views: 18,617
Posted By CaptainCrunch
So, wait, "hipster" means "ironic...

So, wait, "hipster" means "ironic self-congratulation"? What does that mean, exactly? Is "ironic" self-congratulation better or worse than "deeply-felt sincere" self-congratulation?

I always...
Forum: Airheads 03-09-2014, 07:02 PM
Replies: 208
Views: 18,617
Posted By CaptainCrunch
Here's the thing about the 90T. At the...

Here's the thing about the 90T.

At the Chicago motorcycle show, my wife wanted to sit on *one* bike, and that was it. She even waited in a line to do it.

Everything else in the BMW booth was...
Forum: Road warriors 03-06-2014, 02:16 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,546
Posted By CaptainCrunch
I've got a CL90 and a soft spot for the S90's,...

I've got a CL90 and a soft spot for the S90's, and I dig it.

My wife has a very serious hard-on (gay joke here LOLOLOL!) for electrimification of motorsicular dee-vices, and this is the first one...
Forum: Airheads 02-04-2014, 10:51 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,558
Posted By CaptainCrunch
This. It's a pretty heavy, overengineered bike,...

This. It's a pretty heavy, overengineered bike, and the valve covers are a sacrificial item. If you hit hard enough to tear a jug off, fixing your bike is the least of your worries.
Forum: Airheads 02-04-2014, 10:41 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,295
Posted By CaptainCrunch
One of the reasons I got an Airhead is that I...

One of the reasons I got an Airhead is that I like the idea that, with proper care and feeding, it could outlast me and live on as a rideable 100-year-old bike.
Forum: Airheads 02-04-2014, 10:38 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,389
Posted By CaptainCrunch
How much ya got? How much does it need? ...

How much ya got?

How much does it need?

I see running acceptable condition /2's at around the $5k mark, not counting cool stuff like R69's. Attachment points for military stuff would be cool,...
Forum: Airheads 02-04-2014, 10:34 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,556
Posted By CaptainCrunch
Are you just talking the swingarm/final drive, or...

Are you just talking the swingarm/final drive, or is there more hanging off to starboard that I can't think of?
Forum: Airheads 01-29-2014, 11:59 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,383
Posted By CaptainCrunch
Not many CL listings in the Chicago area sneak by...

Not many CL listings in the Chicago area sneak by me - that one, I think, ran quite a while ago and this is a relist at a lower price. I think it's fair if you grade it on the Big City Curve. There's...
Forum: Airheads 01-14-2014, 08:57 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,017
Posted By CaptainCrunch
My wife bought me one for Christmas, and I can...

My wife bought me one for Christmas, and I can assure you you'll be aware of every one of it's 300 pounds whenever you move it. How comfortable you are with this is an individual choice, but I'm a...
Forum: Airheads 01-13-2014, 01:02 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,467
Posted By CaptainCrunch
I lurk on a Mazdaspeed forum, and their solution...

I lurk on a Mazdaspeed forum, and their solution is pretty clever.

Everything for sale has a piece of paper with "UserName@Mazdaspeed-Forum FOR SALE 10/31/2014" (or whatever) in the pic or it gets...
Forum: Airheads 01-13-2014, 10:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 839
Posted By CaptainCrunch
You mean 10 guys would discuss how to put it back...

You mean 10 guys would discuss how to put it back on, 5 guys would tell them they're totally wrong and their way would work, 3 guys would say don't put them back on at all, 2 would have a link handy...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-08-2014, 12:12 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,584
Posted By CaptainCrunch
"A Love Letter To Custom Motorcycle Builders.... ...

"A Love Letter To Custom Motorcycle Builders....
Be whatever you want.. but at least try to be genuine.

XOXO. Write if you get work,
Stephen"
...
Forum: Airheads 01-07-2014, 11:36 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,487
Posted By CaptainCrunch
That's rideable /2 money. He might have built...

That's rideable /2 money. He might have built some bargaining room into his price, but unless we're talking 2 grand and needs NOTHING, I'd walk. It's a salvage title, FFS.
Forum: Old's Cool 01-06-2014, 09:43 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,348
Posted By CaptainCrunch
Looking through that first round of pics I think...

Looking through that first round of pics I think I winced so hard I pulled a muscle.
Forum: Old's Cool 01-05-2014, 09:54 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,584
Posted By CaptainCrunch
It's amusing in a "What some people think looks...

It's amusing in a "What some people think looks good is ass-ugly to me" sort of way. It would be funnier at about 3 minutes (since the video creator seems to be an advocate for unsolicited creative...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-28-2013, 06:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,484
Posted By CaptainCrunch
this.

this.
Forum: Road warriors 12-23-2013, 08:22 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,490
Posted By CaptainCrunch
A voice of reason? What do you think this is, a...

A voice of reason? What do you think this is, a thread about sensible 4-door sedans with cloth seats that get pretty darn good gas mileage? :uhoh

I kid, I kid. While it would be wonderful to...
Forum: Road warriors 12-18-2013, 10:39 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,490
Posted By CaptainCrunch
Any list that includes the V7 would do well to...

Any list that includes the V7 would do well to have the 620 on it too. I just am trying to make sure I pick a bike that would really fit her and is uninfluenced by my loooong list of bikes I want to...
Forum: Road warriors 12-17-2013, 10:21 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,490
Posted By CaptainCrunch
Pretty solid suggestions here. A Grom is kind of...

Pretty solid suggestions here. A Grom is kind of a mutant baby Monster, though a CBR250-engined-variant would be AMAZING. An old 450 NightHawk wouldn't be a bad notion either.

I'm kind of torn...
Forum: Road warriors 12-15-2013, 11:01 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,490
Posted By CaptainCrunch
The neons are a ticketable offense, but the bike...

The neons are a ticketable offense, but the bike itself is high-zoot. This kind of thing, but with ridiculous bars....
Forum: Road warriors 12-15-2013, 10:50 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,490
Posted By CaptainCrunch
The riding school she's going to uses 250...

The riding school she's going to uses 250 Nighthawks and Rebels, along with a couple of 125 Eliminators. If she falls in love with any of those, of course I'll happily go that route. They're a lot of...
Forum: Road warriors 12-15-2013, 10:31 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,490
Posted By CaptainCrunch
She seems to actively dislike most "croozers",...

She seems to actively dislike most "croozers", and once went on a 20-minute rant about why ape hangers shouldn't be allowed to exist (there's a guy in our neighborhood with some kind of...
Forum: Road warriors 12-14-2013, 09:48 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,490
Posted By CaptainCrunch
Suggestions for a short beginner rider?

This is kind of a counterpoint to the "Taller Rider" thread.

My wife is on the short side, though she prefers to be called "fun-size". At 5 foot 1 and 5/8 inches (my pops always told me once they...
Forum: Road warriors 12-13-2013, 10:47 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,777
Posted By CaptainCrunch
I'm 6'2" with a 34" inseam (I swear I used to be...

I'm 6'2" with a 34" inseam (I swear I used to be 6'3" before spending a decade hunched over a bar slinging drinks!), and my airhead is pretty damn comfy. My only personal passenger experience is with...
Forum: Airheads 12-02-2013, 07:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 823
Posted By CaptainCrunch
Yep, that's the engine. Like I said, this...

Yep, that's the engine. Like I said, this particular tach is tough to find and I hope we can find a solution where he can refund X dollars to cover the parts I need to get it operational, and I fix...
Forum: Airheads 12-01-2013, 08:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 823
Posted By CaptainCrunch
Unfortunately, the pic isn't mine. Just the best...

Unfortunately, the pic isn't mine. Just the best look at it I could find.

Mine has a tidy little half circle where the gauge gear has been stripped by the speedo cable gear. I read that this can...
Forum: Road warriors 12-01-2013, 06:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,717
Posted By CaptainCrunch
Seems like a clever notion, and I like tidy...

Seems like a clever notion, and I like tidy solutions.

But yeah, like has been said, the things a brake needs to do it's job and the things a sprocket/chain needs to do their job are not the same...
Forum: Airheads 12-01-2013, 04:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 823
Posted By CaptainCrunch
I have a question about regular airhead speedos -...

I have a question about regular airhead speedos - Is there a source for the plastic worm gear that contacts the worm gear at the top of the speedo cable? This puppy right here at top.
...
Forum: Airheads 11-17-2013, 07:36 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,061
Posted By CaptainCrunch
Bigger handgrips?

So I've been lucky enough to do some late-season riding (though with temps scheduled to drop 30 degrees today the fun may be over), and I have come to the conclusion I don't like my grips very much. ...
Forum: Airheads 11-11-2013, 11:44 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,175
Posted By CaptainCrunch
I don't know thread sizes but I do know nasty...

I don't know thread sizes but I do know nasty when I see it. And that's nasty.
Was that thing at the bottom of a lake?

Good on you, sir, for taking this one on.
Forum: Road warriors 11-09-2013, 07:42 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,124
Posted By CaptainCrunch
I like internal combustion, I prefer internal...

I like internal combustion, I prefer internal combustion, I am able to fix old things that work by internal combustion. But this is just another way to zoom around.

I probably wouldn't buy one of...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-07-2013, 11:59 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 12,903
Posted By CaptainCrunch
I can chime in - the Glorious Church of the...

I can chime in - the Glorious Church of the Odoriferous Yet Highly Effective PineSol claims that in the holy text only the Original Scent is worthy of the true believers. All others are false idols...
Forum: Airheads 11-06-2013, 11:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,052
Posted By CaptainCrunch
Would this clear on a regular airhead, or is it...

Would this clear on a regular airhead, or is it more a GS or G/S thing?
Forum: Airheads 10-28-2013, 06:11 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 11,760
Posted By CaptainCrunch
It's a rare "WMB" model, made for the Australian...

It's a rare "WMB" model, made for the Australian and NZ market. It looks right when it's upside-down.
Forum: Road warriors 10-26-2013, 08:23 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 19,542
Posted By CaptainCrunch
It looks like it could be the new Robocop's love...

It looks like it could be the new Robocop's love interest in the remake. Whether that means I like it or not is still up in the air.
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