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Forum: Airheads Yesterday, 02:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 216
Posted By ccmickelson
If you are in the states, Max or Bob's BMW should...

If you are in the states, Max or Bob's BMW should have any of the parts you need. Look on their online parts fiche.
Forum: Airheads 02-25-2015, 08:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 880
Posted By ccmickelson
Another thumbs up for Thunderchild.

Another thumbs up for Thunderchild.
Forum: Airheads 02-25-2015, 07:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 778
Posted By ccmickelson
A few more. This first one is pretty...

A few more.

This first one is pretty special...

http://santabarbara.craigslist.org/mcy/4902260426.html

http://eugene.craigslist.org/mcy/4887155373.html

...
Forum: Airheads 02-25-2015, 04:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 778
Posted By ccmickelson
Here's a quick search on CL... ...

Here's a quick search on CL...

http://sfbay.craigslist.org/sfc/mcy/4899160339.html

https://fortcollins.craigslist.org/mcd/4870143163.html

...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-20-2015, 07:44 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 14,508
Posted By ccmickelson
Most motorcycle problems are caused by the nut...

Most motorcycle problems are caused by the nut that connects the handlebars to the saddle. ~Author Unknown
Forum: Airheads 02-17-2015, 08:57 PM
Replies: 7,644
Views: 1,536,483
Posted By ccmickelson
+1! Cool color. Nice, tidy looking /7!

+1! Cool color. Nice, tidy looking /7!
Forum: Airheads 02-17-2015, 08:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 841
Posted By ccmickelson
If you decide to go stock exhaust, here's a...

If you decide to go stock exhaust, here's a manifold on ebay from Duncan's Beemers:
...
Forum: Airheads 02-16-2015, 06:54 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,549
Posted By ccmickelson
That bike looks frickin awesome.

That bike looks frickin awesome.
Forum: Airheads 02-16-2015, 06:46 PM
Replies: 7,644
Views: 1,536,483
Posted By ccmickelson
With the exception of the Del Ortos this looks...

With the exception of the Del Ortos this looks exactly like my very first airhead...'81 R65 in henna red. The tank on that bike was autographed by five-time Tour de France champion Miguel Indurain...
Forum: Airheads 02-16-2015, 06:26 PM
Replies: 7,644
Views: 1,536,483
Posted By ccmickelson
Wow. Love the scrambler, or whatever it is. What...

Wow. Love the scrambler, or whatever it is. What was it in it's previous life? Nice RS, too!
Forum: Airheads 02-11-2015, 04:30 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,061
Posted By ccmickelson
Another vote for stock Maguras. Really like the...

Another vote for stock Maguras. Really like the grip and feel of them even for 10 hours in the saddle.
Forum: Airheads 02-09-2015, 07:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,070
Posted By ccmickelson
Very nice 90S and welcome to the asylum. I...

Very nice 90S and welcome to the asylum.

I build guitar amps and like many other builders have done quite a few conversions using old Hammond amp chassis I pick up on fleabay. The transformers...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-01-2015, 09:12 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,400
Posted By ccmickelson
I once found myself at a gas pump adjacent to a...

I once found myself at a gas pump adjacent to a guy on a brand new R1200RS, dressed like he had just stepped out of the BMW accessories catalog. Easily $25K of gear. I smiled and nodded but he just...
Forum: Airheads 02-01-2015, 07:50 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 9,207
Posted By ccmickelson
The jump to hyperspace still gives me a rush. ...

The jump to hyperspace still gives me a rush.

http://i1095.photobucket.com/albums/i469/ccmickelson/Millenium-FALCON-feat.jpg...
Forum: Airheads 02-01-2015, 07:11 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,442
Posted By ccmickelson
I'm not sure if this is correct but the service...

I'm not sure if this is correct but the service manager at BMW Denver told me back in the 90s to do it every 10K or so and valve lash about every 5K. I've always gone by that schedule.

One...
Forum: Airheads 02-01-2015, 08:50 AM
Replies: 266
Views: 16,710
Posted By ccmickelson
I dig the big, bold stripes. Really interesting...

I dig the big, bold stripes. Really interesting effect.
Forum: Airheads 02-01-2015, 07:32 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,412
Posted By ccmickelson
Quick Craigslist search... Fairing set: ...

Quick Craigslist search...

Fairing set:

http://slo.craigslist.org/mpo/4852001171.html


Couple of nice RSs just a state away!

...
Forum: Airheads 02-01-2015, 07:04 AM
Replies: 7,644
Views: 1,536,483
Posted By ccmickelson
Nice!

Nice!
Forum: Airheads 01-30-2015, 01:20 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,412
Posted By ccmickelson
I have owned airheads with all three fairings. My...

I have owned airheads with all three fairings. My personal experience and riding style preferences lean toward the RS and S fairings.

The S fairing might make more sense for a daily rider in...
Forum: Airheads 01-29-2015, 12:03 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 9,207
Posted By ccmickelson
I've always felt that my airhead speedos...

I've always felt that my airhead speedos overstated my actual speed. I have ridden for hours on my RS at an indicated 105-110mph, through areas like the blighted, wastelands of West Texas where there...
Forum: Airheads 01-24-2015, 06:21 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,751
Posted By ccmickelson
So, it's got the bag loops?

So, it's got the bag loops?
Forum: Airheads 01-23-2015, 06:50 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,751
Posted By ccmickelson
You took the plunge! Congrats! Looks like a nice...

You took the plunge! Congrats! Looks like a nice Corbin Dual Canyon seat. Is that the stock rear shock? How many miles? Details!
Forum: Airheads 01-19-2015, 08:47 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,442
Posted By ccmickelson
I have never had a problem deploying the stock...

I have never had a problem deploying the stock stand on any of my monoshocks, but the earlier bikes (pre '85) always seemed more difficult. I just catch the sidestand "foot" with the heal (not the...
Forum: Airheads 01-18-2015, 01:35 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,751
Posted By ccmickelson
:rofl

:rofl
Forum: Airheads 01-17-2015, 07:58 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,751
Posted By ccmickelson
Yes, it's interesting how the bike is suited to...

Yes, it's interesting how the bike is suited to some riders and not others. I'm about 5" taller than you and the stock setup is very comfortable for me as well. I haven't really figured out if there...
Forum: Airheads 01-16-2015, 09:18 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,751
Posted By ccmickelson
The look of the RS is very alluring to a lot of...

The look of the RS is very alluring to a lot of riders but then the reality of actually riding the bike can be a whole different story. If you are used to riding a GS style bike, which is pretty much...
Forum: Airheads 01-16-2015, 07:35 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,358
Posted By ccmickelson
Quote of the week! :rofl

Quote of the week!

:rofl
Forum: Airheads 01-15-2015, 08:01 AM
Replies: 7,644
Views: 1,536,483
Posted By ccmickelson
ebay? ...

ebay?
http://www.ebay.com/itm/BMW-Mono-Shock-Frront-Wheel-Snowflake-/301155554126?pt=Motorcycles_Parts_Accessories&hash=item461e45134e&vxp=mtr

Had an '87 R80 mono. One of my favorite airheads...
Forum: Airheads 01-15-2015, 06:15 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,358
Posted By ccmickelson
I know what you mean. ...

I know what you mean.

http://i1095.photobucket.com/albums/i469/ccmickelson/750GTearly-2.jpg (http://s1095.photobucket.com/user/ccmickelson/media/750GTearly-2.jpg.html)
Forum: Airheads 01-14-2015, 09:17 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,358
Posted By ccmickelson
http://i1095.photobucket.com/albums/i469/ccmickels...

http://i1095.photobucket.com/albums/i469/ccmickelson/tcducati.jpg (http://s1095.photobucket.com/user/ccmickelson/media/tcducati.jpg.html)
Air-cooled Ducati Pantah 750cc engine. Airhead.
Someone's...
Forum: Airheads 01-14-2015, 09:54 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,358
Posted By ccmickelson
I would probably be one of those riders. You...

I would probably be one of those riders. You could probably pass me in the twisties riding a moped.

But, yea, the newer bikes are just a completely different animal.
Forum: Airheads 01-13-2015, 08:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 497
Posted By ccmickelson
Finally got to the end. Holy merde...$46,000 for...

Finally got to the end. Holy merde...$46,000 for 1,655 parts. Was that dealer or retail cost? Makes a $20K vintage 90s seem like a bargain.
Forum: Airheads 01-13-2015, 07:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 497
Posted By ccmickelson
This vid is giving me serious tool envy. Even the...

This vid is giving me serious tool envy. Even the dealer cost for this build must have been steep. Thanks for posting!
Forum: Airheads 01-12-2015, 10:43 PM
Replies: 1,526
Views: 104,386
Posted By ccmickelson
Um...sorry, but I think I may have taken a wrong...

Um...sorry, but I think I may have taken a wrong turn somewhere. I was following an engine rebuild thread and before I realized what had happened I found myself in some kind of weird, codependent...
Forum: Airheads 01-12-2015, 09:59 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,358
Posted By ccmickelson
Oh all right then, I guess I'll take one of...

Oh all right then, I guess I'll take one of these.

http://i1095.photobucket.com/albums/i469/ccmickelson/Ducati-sport-classic-663x497.jpg...
Forum: Airheads 01-12-2015, 06:43 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,358
Posted By ccmickelson
And it's still an airhead!

And it's still an airhead!
Forum: Airheads 01-12-2015, 09:22 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,358
Posted By ccmickelson
Ha! Yes, well I am probably better suited to the...

Ha! Yes, well I am probably better suited to the RS. I am boring and slow.

Should I ever consider an Italian bike, however, it might be a 2004 Moto Guzzi Lemans V11 Rosso Corsa.

...
Forum: Airheads 01-11-2015, 01:47 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,358
Posted By ccmickelson
It's my buddy's bike. I'll probably never own...

It's my buddy's bike. I'll probably never own one. They make me feel unsafe...and dirty.
Forum: Airheads 01-11-2015, 01:44 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,358
Posted By ccmickelson
Yea, it's hard to get my brain wrapped around how...

Yea, it's hard to get my brain wrapped around how high they rev. I also found it tricky just engaging the clutch from a standstill. Stalled quite a few times in the beginning because I wasn't revving...
Forum: Airheads 01-11-2015, 11:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,022
Posted By ccmickelson
I thought I recognized that R80 mono!

I thought I recognized that R80 mono!
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