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Forum: Airheads 02-12-2015, 10:07 AM
Replies: 243
Views: 26,738
Posted By Player B
I agree that the bmw took backseat in this...

I agree that the bmw took backseat in this episode. They went on and on about titanium parts and motogp clutches etc about the duc. But no mention of Chris raising the engine, adding hi-comp...
Forum: Airheads 02-12-2015, 09:56 AM
Replies: 243
Views: 26,738
Posted By Player B
you did. Reg Pridmore tested the bike at the end...

you did. Reg Pridmore tested the bike at the end which must have been very exciting for Chris, but it was a short segment. I was disappointed that they didn't air much of Reg's thoughts on the bike....
Forum: Vendors 12-31-2014, 04:40 PM
Replies: 3,198
Views: 573,769
Posted By Player B
Woody, I'm in the process of swapping a set...

Woody,

I'm in the process of swapping a set of zx9rb forks onto my 1983 r80 (snowflake wheels). Hoping to use the stock axle that came on the forks. It has an OD on the bearing surface of 25mm....
Forum: Airheads 12-23-2014, 08:28 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,424
Posted By Player B
Just picked up a pair of 1996 ZX9rB USD Forks to...

Just picked up a pair of 1996 ZX9rB USD Forks to graft onto my airhead. They're 30.25" long, exactly the same as the stock forks on my R80 (just without the axle offset).

Still quite a lot to do:...
Forum: Airheads 11-23-2014, 11:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,038
Posted By Player B
Just a little follow-up. A nice thing about...

Just a little follow-up. A nice thing about using penetrol is that if you didn't clean the metal well prior to application and did have some rust form underneath... you can just lightly sand it back...
Forum: Airheads 11-21-2014, 09:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,038
Posted By Player B
I used aircraft stripper to take off most the...

I used aircraft stripper to take off most the paint and probably some 220 grit to get the rest. Then went up to 600 grit sandpaper to smooth things out. I wanted it to have a bit of a swirl in the...
Forum: Airheads 11-21-2014, 09:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,038
Posted By Player B
Here's mine. Painted on the bottom with a strip...

Here's mine. Painted on the bottom with a strip of pinstripe tape. The bare metal gets a couple of coats with Penatrol every 6 months. No problems with rust showing up.
...
Forum: Airheads 11-20-2014, 11:23 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 870
Posted By Player B
I've had several good experiences using VHT...

I've had several good experiences using VHT rollbar and chassis paint. Comes in Glossy and Satin (black only).

Self priming/etching, lays down very easy, and touch ups blend in seamlessly with...
Forum: Airheads 11-11-2014, 04:00 PM
Replies: 289
Views: 31,885
Posted By Player B
Loving your build Adrian, keeps looking better...

Loving your build Adrian, keeps looking better and better with each update.

Any pics of the full bike? or are you going to keep teasing us until its finished :lurk
Forum: Airheads 05-29-2014, 06:17 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,967
Posted By Player B
one more note: I would only recommend doing...

one more note:

I would only recommend doing this to the big tube swingarm design (81+?)

It is substantially stiffer than the older swingarms.
Forum: Airheads 05-29-2014, 06:15 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,967
Posted By Player B
I asked around the asylum here to see if there...

I asked around the asylum here to see if there were any examples of what i was looking at doing. Somebody had found a picture of the R80 g/s prototype that was built with a dual shock swingarm and a...
Forum: Airheads 05-29-2014, 04:53 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,967
Posted By Player B
Sounds like you already know what you're doing...

Sounds like you already know what you're doing when it comes to any Fab you'll have to do on the swingarm. Just figured I'd post a picture of my 1983 R80 that's been modified to use a standard...
Forum: Airheads 05-08-2014, 08:53 AM
Replies: 203
Views: 17,915
Posted By Player B
awesome! keep up the good work. Its great to...

awesome! keep up the good work. Its great to get a chance to see all that is involved in a proper job.
Forum: Airheads 04-08-2014, 03:52 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 7,822
Posted By Player B
more pics! ...

more pics!

https://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/t31.0-8/q82/s720x720/1278151_10100401899462099_3337502813479127826_o.jpg
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Forum: Airheads 04-03-2014, 06:55 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 7,822
Posted By Player B
Ha! I thought the same thing. Only 6'3", but you...

Ha! I thought the same thing. Only 6'3", but you can see why I'm hesitant to put Rearsets on the bike. The location where most people put them would have my knees up in my chest. I'd like to make my...
Forum: Airheads 04-03-2014, 11:18 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 7,822
Posted By Player B
Had a buddy take a couple pictures of the bike...

Had a buddy take a couple pictures of the bike with his camera. Much better than the Iphone ones that I've been snapping. There are more to come, but here's a couple.
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Forum: Airheads 03-16-2014, 11:30 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 7,822
Posted By Player B
Thanks for the positive responses guys. I was...

Thanks for the positive responses guys. I was happy that my first couple changes looked good and I didn't screw things up. I'm ecstatic about what its turned into. Better than I could have hoped...
Forum: Airheads 03-15-2014, 07:26 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 7,822
Posted By Player B
Bikes been modified again. Some of you may have...

Bikes been modified again. Some of you may have seen the results in another thread I posted about modifying a dual shock swingarm to fit a monolever shock.

Here's that thread:...
Forum: Airheads 03-12-2014, 08:31 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,807
Posted By Player B
Thanks! Been able to ride her a couple times...

Thanks!

Been able to ride her a couple times since I wrapped everything up and she is handling great. In fact, she feels better than she did before. But I imagine that's mostly b/c the old...
Forum: Airheads 03-01-2014, 08:36 AM
Replies: 7,644
Views: 1,536,498
Posted By Player B
Just finished the most recent updates to my...

Just finished the most recent updates to my project. Planning on updating my build thread when I have some time. In the meanwhile here's a little teaser
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Forum: Airheads 02-18-2014, 11:10 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,807
Posted By Player B
Well, Bikes up and running. probably about...

Well, Bikes up and running. probably about 20-25 miles on the new setup. Feels great. Much better than before, but then again, the old shocks were shot.

Putting the airbox back on really...
Forum: Airheads 02-14-2014, 12:52 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,807
Posted By Player B
The parts fiche seems to make all of them look...

The parts fiche seems to make all of them look the same...

'newer big tube"
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-t5Uhwh77hqE/Uv5ziUfgTHI/AAAAAAAADzc/EBpGncbxkFE/w240-h180-no/big+tube+swingarm.jpg...
Forum: Airheads 02-14-2014, 08:11 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,807
Posted By Player B
well, the more I thought about it, the more I...

well, the more I thought about it, the more I liked the idea of adding a small gusset. Wanted something to help spread the load going from the bottom tube near the shock mount to the main cradle.
...
Forum: Airheads 02-14-2014, 08:03 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,807
Posted By Player B
I had the same concerns about possible twisting...

I had the same concerns about possible twisting loads and asked the same questions when I first made this thread. Did a lot of picture searching as well. Consensus seems to be that as long as you...
Forum: Airheads 02-13-2014, 12:12 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,807
Posted By Player B
is that #5 in this picture of the part fiche? ...

is that #5 in this picture of the part fiche? I'll take a look at it the first chance I get.

http://www.maxbmwmotorcycles.com/fiche/DiagramsMid/B0000373.png?v=04302013
Forum: Airheads 02-13-2014, 12:11 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,807
Posted By Player B
thanks for comments guys. I've shared most of...

thanks for comments guys. I've shared most of the same thoughts and concerns. definitely going to be keeping a close eye on things for a while.

some random thoughts.

The monolever bikes that...
Forum: Airheads 02-13-2014, 07:54 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,807
Posted By Player B
I can't compare them to the stock airbox. The...

I can't compare them to the stock airbox. The only time I rode it like that was the 30 minute drive home when I bought it and it was still in full RT gear.

I haven't put it on the dyno, but from...
Forum: Airheads 02-12-2014, 03:57 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,807
Posted By Player B
Hey guys, I'm going to do an update to the...

Hey guys,

I'm going to do an update to the little build thread I have when I get everything finished, but this one would be the best for a small update.

After some work (and a lot of blank...
Forum: Airheads 01-22-2014, 07:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 522
Posted By Player B
Thanks guys! exactly what I plan on doing......

Thanks guys!

exactly what I plan on doing... just wanted a place to start at. I'll probably start a little colder than I'm using on just the .120" tubing and run a 3/8" long bead. I can always...
Forum: Airheads 01-21-2014, 07:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 522
Posted By Player B
1983 R80 frame wall thickness

Anybody know what the wall thickness is of the main cradle on a 1983 r80?

Starting the fabrication on a new subframe for my project which will require a bit of welding on the down tubes right...
Forum: Airheads 01-07-2014, 12:14 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,807
Posted By Player B
thanks, it's a work in progress... and I'm a...

thanks, it's a work in progress... and I'm a little ocd. I think the back quarter view makes it look a little better than it does from the side.

Doesn't NEED to be done, but sometimes its the...
Forum: Airheads 01-07-2014, 12:07 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,807
Posted By Player B
Does anybody know if there is anything inherently...

Does anybody know if there is anything inherently different in the final drive I have that would make using the mount on the final drive unsafe? That bolts going to see a higher shearing load than...
Forum: Airheads 12-08-2013, 03:41 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,807
Posted By Player B
Thanks for the pics guys!

Thanks for the pics guys!
Forum: Airheads 12-07-2013, 02:10 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,807
Posted By Player B
Installing a stock monoshock on a dualshock Airhead?

I'm about to embark to fabricating a new subframe for my airhead project and am debating about modifying the bike to a monoshock set-up at the same time.

The bike started life as a 1983 R80. Been...
Forum: Airheads 06-01-2013, 09:08 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 7,822
Posted By Player B
thats exactly what I did to somebody else :D ...

thats exactly what I did to somebody else :D

I was never able to fully get the vibration out at idle when I was running the straight pods. When I installed the old intake tubes, it immediately...
Forum: Airheads 05-31-2013, 08:58 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 7,822
Posted By Player B
took a quick video to show off the exhaust sound...

took a quick video to show off the exhaust sound a couple weeks ago. Totally forgot to share it... :fpalm

<iframe width="420" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/WUteTZ0XdHc?rel=0"...
Forum: Airheads 04-30-2013, 11:51 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 7,822
Posted By Player B
1, No good video's right now, but I'll look try...

1, No good video's right now, but I'll look try and get one up. Hell, I don't even know what they sound like from anywhere but directly on top of the bike. They're not quiet at high rpms, but...
Forum: Airheads 01-10-2013, 08:17 PM
Replies: 7,644
Views: 1,536,498
Posted By Player B
Thanks! As of right now, the tank isn't...

Thanks!

As of right now, the tank isn't clear coated. I just wipe it down with WD40 after everyride. Not quite as shiny as the day I stripped it, but there isn't any oxidation showing. Part of...
Forum: Airheads 01-09-2013, 10:46 PM
Replies: 7,644
Views: 1,536,498
Posted By Player B
Just posting some updated pictures of my build ...

Just posting some updated pictures of my build

http://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/530334_996553701279_1618269516_n.jpg
...
Forum: Airheads 01-07-2013, 02:19 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 7,822
Posted By Player B
Been a busy christmas season for me. Got a lot...

Been a busy christmas season for me. Got a lot of work done on cleaning up the bike. Short summary includes: detabbing the frame, painting the frame, painting the wheels, degreasing the engine,...
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