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Forum: Americas 05-21-2014, 05:52 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,197
Posted By birdman
The Rock

Apexal, if you keep putting this trip off, I will be able to join you when I retire!:rofl
Forum: Airheads 05-15-2013, 02:16 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 30,201
Posted By birdman
First race of 2013

Nice job guys. Both bikes look great. It was a less than ideal day at the track (cold).
I run the AM22s and don't mind them, even with a 19" on my 750 it feels planted, but definitely heavy and...
Forum: Airheads 08-08-2012, 06:55 AM
Replies: 270
Views: 30,201
Posted By birdman
my rides

Here's a shot from a couple of years ago.

Couple of my bikes that I race mostly with the USCRA and a few AHRMA & VRRA races;

R50/5 on the left. 500GP(USCRA) and Sportsman 500(AHRMA). Engine...
Forum: Airheads 08-07-2012, 10:27 AM
Replies: 270
Views: 30,201
Posted By birdman
race w/e

Andrew, As of now I plan on being at the next event. I have no endurance ride so I am going to sit out all of the saturday races. Too many mixed classes IMHO. Not a desirable condition on an...
Forum: Airheads 08-06-2012, 05:36 AM
Replies: 270
Views: 30,201
Posted By birdman
Bracing

Not a true statement. Maybe Marcus was thinking about other SPEC classes. Bracing is allowed in all of the classes that you run with in the USCRA. I run the big tube swingarm on my 750 and an...
Forum: Airheads 06-20-2012, 10:11 AM
Replies: 270
Views: 30,201
Posted By birdman
Looks like I'm going to have to get my 750 ready...

Looks like I'm going to have to get my 750 ready for the next race to keep up! You don't know slow until you've ridden my R50:rofl
Forum: Airheads 06-01-2012, 06:47 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 30,201
Posted By birdman
Image

Looks like those are tab framed Honda cb350s. Tons of custom work. 50 hp vintage rockets.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-15-2012, 05:52 AM
Replies: 45,983
Views: 2,748,355
Posted By birdman
Ec

Happy birthday EC. Hope you are enjoying your birthday gift to yourself
:evil
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-10-2012, 02:00 PM
Replies: 4,685
Views: 278,983
Posted By birdman
Vintage Celebration

There's no car show this year at the Vintage Celebration. It was dropped for some unknown reason.
Andrew, you and Mike would do well in Eurocup too if you're looking for another race entry.

The...
Forum: Airheads 04-27-2012, 06:54 AM
Replies: 270
Views: 30,201
Posted By birdman
Correction

3:56 or next HIGHER gearing, 3:41 I think
Forum: Airheads 04-27-2012, 06:50 AM
Replies: 270
Views: 30,201
Posted By birdman
Marcus!

Looks great Andrew. Nice virgin covers : ) What are you running for gearing at NHMS? The lower the better@ NHMS, either 3:56 or the next lower ratio is about perfect for good drive without fully...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-18-2011, 06:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 840
Posted By birdman
Don't have much good to say about it either. ...

Don't have much good to say about it either. Wacky bracing.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-23-2011, 04:56 PM
Replies: 45,983
Views: 2,748,355
Posted By birdman
Good luck Scott. I feel your pain. I had ACL...

Good luck Scott. I feel your pain. I had ACL reconstruction last November (Hammie Graft). Put it off to race last season. I was skiing pretty hard by the end of March due to religious therapy and...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-19-2011, 05:25 PM
Replies: 45,983
Views: 2,748,355
Posted By birdman
Father's Day Classic

Happy Fathers Day!

Spent the weekend camping at NHMS with friends and family. Great time. Here's my 4 YO monkeeing ;
...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-12-2011, 11:45 AM
Replies: 424
Views: 14,611
Posted By birdman
Vintage Races Monday

The usual suspects will be there Mike. I'm running my BMW R50/5 again and my CB175 so if you go, keep your paws off my little bike :roflMade some changes since last year...
...
Forum: Ride reports 06-09-2011, 10:04 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 7,821
Posted By birdman
Thumb bzzzzzzz

Nice documentation and a most excellent route selection made by BlackFly. I'm sure the weather didn't dampen your spirits too much. Missing some airhead hooligans on that trip though. :evil
...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-24-2011, 06:48 AM
Replies: 424
Views: 14,611
Posted By birdman
VC Wrapup

Thanks again for the photos Andrew.
It actually was a pretty decent weekend with some excellent racing. Fairly decent turnout of cars and bikes. The track never really got wet during the day so...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-12-2011, 09:51 AM
Replies: 424
Views: 14,611
Posted By birdman
Yep. That bike has been raced locally in FCB350...

Yep.
That bike has been raced locally in FCB350 and in AHRMA's Sportsman350 and 350 Production class.
Ed ______? Drawing a blank on his last name.
Seems priced a little high for basicly a stock...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-27-2011, 10:04 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,069
Posted By birdman
Willow

Great pics! Looking good out there.
Yeah, I too liked the pic of Glen and Ralph with their race faces on. Very cool.
Gotta wait til next month to get on the track for the first time.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 01-31-2011, 10:09 AM
Replies: 45,983
Views: 2,748,355
Posted By birdman
Good Greeve(s) Charlie Brown

This is my co-worker's Greeves. It's pretty cool. I wouldn't have took it apart to restore but he choose to for some reason. Not sure what it is worth but he's considering parting it out and I...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-22-2010, 07:18 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 23,008
Posted By birdman
About time!

Welcome Mike. Couldn't resist the urge eh?

Bodywork: http://www.tannermatic.com/Tannermattic/Home.html
Matt is the MAN! seats, fairings, tanks, etc.

Exhaust: Take a look at Rosko's work;...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 11-15-2010, 09:16 PM
Replies: 45,983
Views: 2,748,355
Posted By birdman
Damn, try using oil in the crankcase instead of...

Damn, try using oil in the crankcase instead of Oakhurst!

Rad I believe Mike E no longer has any racebikes. I know has not raced in a couple of years but he has made it to the track frequently....
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 11-15-2010, 04:08 PM
Replies: 45,983
Views: 2,748,355
Posted By birdman
Mike is cranking some quality aluminum bits. I...

Mike is cranking some quality aluminum bits. I picked up a cool fender for bmy cb160. Dave P. has been working with him to make some stunning tank and tail sections for a couple of ongoing vintage...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 11-14-2010, 05:22 PM
Replies: 45,983
Views: 2,748,355
Posted By birdman
Nah, I blew my ACL in late Feb and delayed...

Nah, I blew my ACL in late Feb and delayed repair so I wouldn't miss the race season. So here I am. I just sold a decent 4LS Gt750 brake which BTW is a different animal than the 2LS suzuki titan ...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 11-14-2010, 04:14 PM
Replies: 45,983
Views: 2,748,355
Posted By birdman
Good read Nate. Cool little vi ntage bike you...

Good read Nate. Cool little vi
ntage bike you got there.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 11-14-2010, 02:37 PM
Replies: 45,983
Views: 2,748,355
Posted By birdman
Yeah I know EC. I thought about selling the...

Yeah I know EC. I thought about selling the cb175 but have reconsidered. That bike is getting a bit of a cosmetic makeover. The airtech full fairing is getting repaired and painted. I need ...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 11-14-2010, 01:31 PM
Replies: 45,983
Views: 2,748,355
Posted By birdman
Dalesman

Rob, thats a cool little trials bike. I'll gladly store that in my barn for the next five years if you need some room :evil

Holed up here looking at you FF'ers riding stories. ACL...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-31-2010, 09:35 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,500
Posted By birdman
Just buy a new complete lock set from a BMW...

Just buy a new complete lock set from a BMW dealer for about $60 or so. easy fix/maybe 1 hour to replace. Had to do the same thing with a 74 R60/6 recently. Don't worry about the steering lock.
Forum: Old's Cool 10-06-2010, 04:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,292
Posted By birdman
Yeah, Ozzie's rennsport and this one have run...

Yeah, Ozzie's rennsport and this one have run together at Barber 4 years ago, and also together in a static display at Mosport last year.
Ozzie raced his at PIR this year and there is some great...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-04-2010, 06:21 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,292
Posted By birdman
BMW Rennsport Sidecar Video

Yes, this is the real deal. Sorry I didn't get any action video but these need alot of space to stretch their legs. Turn up the volume and imagine a dozen or more of these on the grid; ...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-08-2010, 10:03 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 31,323
Posted By birdman
G5

Nice score Rob!

new track bike?
:hide
Forum: Old's Cool 08-30-2010, 12:56 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,540
Posted By birdman
Got Keys?

Max BMW sells new ignition kits. They run about $75 or so. I had to do the same thing for a R60/6. EASY FIX. Comes with key set for all of the locks with exception to maybe the gas cap.

This...
Forum: Thumpers 08-30-2010, 11:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,565
Posted By birdman
Staintune f/s

From a 1997 f650
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=120615182882&ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT
Forum: Old's Cool 08-07-2010, 04:21 PM
Replies: 7,404
Views: 3,433,305
Posted By birdman
lap timer

AMB transponder. I'm guessing the bike sees trackdays. Normally those are mounted on the forks so you don't get beat by a couple of feet.:evil
Forum: Old's Cool 08-06-2010, 09:58 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,960
Posted By birdman
Justin's old bike

This is reportedly one of three 750s put together by Butler and Smith. This one was Justus T's as shown in earlier pics with full fairing removed, brakes modified, etc. It's the real deal though. The...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-04-2010, 07:09 AM
Replies: 45,983
Views: 2,748,355
Posted By birdman
bzzzzz

Have a great ride BFF and swarm. Hope to make it to another Fly in the near future.

I've commited to help out with the Sidecar Festival at New Hampshire Motor Speedway next weekend. Modern and...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-24-2010, 05:08 AM
Replies: 424
Views: 14,611
Posted By birdman
Mike, (EC) too bad about the leathers. Hopefully...

Mike, (EC) too bad about the leathers. Hopefully how can make the leap of faith now. Nice to finally meet you. Stick with it.

Rob, I had a DNF with the new to me CB175, later determined to be...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-19-2010, 05:45 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,329
Posted By birdman
Cl350

Good luck with your restoration.

My 71 is for sale (locally) in NH. Decent overall, but definitely NOT perfect. $900

...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-18-2010, 06:20 PM
Replies: 45,983
Views: 2,748,355
Posted By birdman
1973 Cl350

Offering this up here for you locals that may be looking for one of these:

http://hphotos-snc3.fbcdn.net/hs604.snc3/31788_1447873286393_1520022351_31127780_5634561_n.jpg

Vintage dual sport :D...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-12-2010, 06:57 AM
Replies: 45,983
Views: 2,748,355
Posted By birdman
Looks Great RAD!!! Make me want to get mine out...

Looks Great RAD!!! Make me want to get mine out of storage;
http://www.wildguzzi.com/pics/marcoux.jpg
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