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Forum: Ride reports 08-22-2014, 12:07 PM
Replies: 323
Views: 90,772
Posted By Michel77
RP, I had not seen the sad update to this thread...

RP, I had not seen the sad update to this thread however you have my late sympathy and condolences. We too lost our pup suddenly this spring and know of the hole it leaves in your heart.

You and...
Forum: Airheads 08-08-2014, 10:51 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 8,768
Posted By Michel77
Hey Johnny, welcome and congrats! Can't help you...

Hey Johnny, welcome and congrats! Can't help you out with parts but definitely keep an eye on the flea market here and some other locals may chime in with some other suggestions. Bent Bike up in...
Forum: Airheads 08-05-2014, 11:32 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 8,768
Posted By Michel77
Could be an option too, think I'd want to replace...

Could be an option too, think I'd want to replace it eventually though.. Ill hit you up this weekend if I need a hand, cheers man!
Forum: Airheads 08-05-2014, 10:15 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 8,768
Posted By Michel77
Hey guys! Ran into a bit of an issue tonight...

Hey guys! Ran into a bit of an issue tonight with the ol' /5 and got stranded in lower Ballard. "Lower" meaning pushing was mostly uphill although we towed it up to 70th so only a little push to...
Forum: Airheads 06-09-2014, 01:46 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 8,768
Posted By Michel77
I have a couple of parts off of my R75/5 that are...

I have a couple of parts off of my R75/5 that are taking up valuable space so selling these off, open to offers and all prices include a free sampling of whatever IPA I have in the fridge :freaky
...
Forum: Airheads 05-21-2014, 03:55 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 8,768
Posted By Michel77
I'll be at Backfire as well! I usually hang out...

I'll be at Backfire as well! I usually hang out at Hilliards, they have hemp beer and it's awesome :freaky
Forum: Airheads 04-25-2014, 10:33 PM
Replies: 873
Views: 318,194
Posted By Michel77
Hey, no issues rubbing the swingarm. Not sure if...

Hey, no issues rubbing the swingarm. Not sure if they would interfere with stock front fender though? Anyway, they're cheapie Shinko 241's, 4,00x18". They work surprisingly well (in dry and wet!)...
Forum: Airheads 04-21-2014, 11:15 AM
Replies: 873
Views: 318,194
Posted By Michel77
Local bike scrapyard :) They're 7/8 so they...

Local bike scrapyard :) They're 7/8 so they needed some work to the controls. They're perfect height and width for me, very upright seating which I like for the city.



Yeah, that has been...
Forum: Airheads 04-19-2014, 10:15 AM
Replies: 873
Views: 318,194
Posted By Michel77
It works, that's about as far as I'd go.. ...

It works, that's about as far as I'd go..



Thanks Kippie, we doen ons best :)
Forum: Airheads 04-18-2014, 06:50 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 8,768
Posted By Michel77
You got a welder? Hmmm :evil

You got a welder? Hmmm :evil
Forum: Airheads 04-18-2014, 06:46 PM
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Views: 318,194
Posted By Michel77
I'll post mine here as well, Scrambler-ish anyway...

I'll post mine here as well, Scrambler-ish anyway but pretty pleased how it turned out. Just added the Hagon shocks last week to raise the back and like this set-up quite a bit!
...
Forum: Airheads 04-17-2014, 01:06 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 8,768
Posted By Michel77
Did anybody make it out to Backfire? Wasn't a...

Did anybody make it out to Backfire? Wasn't a great night for it last night :(

In other news, I'm back up and running so with a bit of luck I'll be at the next one! Turned out to be the...
Forum: Airheads 04-10-2014, 08:22 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 8,768
Posted By Michel77
Hey guys, My /5 left me stranded yesterday not...

Hey guys,
My /5 left me stranded yesterday not firing although plenty cranking. Opened the carbs today and checked the plugs, all good. Figured I'd check the points gap and after I did that I...
Forum: Airheads 03-19-2014, 09:22 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 8,768
Posted By Michel77
Sent you both PM.

Sent you both PM.
Forum: Airheads 03-18-2014, 08:08 PM
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Views: 508,875
Posted By Michel77
Sending PM!

Sending PM!
Forum: Airheads 03-18-2014, 08:06 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 8,768
Posted By Michel77
Looks like the weather is undecided for tomorrow,...

Looks like the weather is undecided for tomorrow, I'm pretty sure I'll make it down at around 5.30 or so. Who's in?
Forum: Airheads 03-16-2014, 04:10 PM
Replies: 2,803
Views: 508,875
Posted By Michel77
Found some!

Found some!
Forum: Airheads 03-13-2014, 11:41 AM
Replies: 2,803
Views: 508,875
Posted By Michel77
I am not impressed with my bar-end mirrors,...

I am not impressed with my bar-end mirrors, anyone got some mirrors laying around that I could get for cheap and would fit my /5? PM me with info, thanks!
Forum: Airheads 03-11-2014, 07:46 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 8,768
Posted By Michel77
Cool, let's keep in touch here!

Cool, let's keep in touch here!
Forum: Airheads 03-11-2014, 11:54 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 8,768
Posted By Michel77
Hey guys, I checked the backfire site and they...

Hey guys,
I checked the backfire site and they do not start officially until the 3rd Wednesday in April.
Depending on weather, I'm guessing there will be a couple of bikes out next week on...
Forum: Airheads 03-09-2014, 10:46 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 8,768
Posted By Michel77
Thanks Eric, sent you a PM!

Thanks Eric, sent you a PM!
Forum: Airheads 03-08-2014, 06:34 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 8,768
Posted By Michel77
Agreed, weather sucks and I'll skip breakfast as...

Agreed, weather sucks and I'll skip breakfast as well in favor of working on my garage/man cave.. In other news, my kickstarter works but my center stand is/was not impressed.. Anyone here locally...
Forum: Airheads 03-07-2014, 07:00 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,030
Posted By Michel77
She's Alive!! First commute done today (FYI,...

She's Alive!! First commute done today (FYI, metal grate bridges wake you up pretty good in the morning!) and ready for Spring/Summer!

Updated Pics:
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Forum: Airheads 03-05-2014, 06:15 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 8,768
Posted By Michel77
Cool, likewise! Pete's EggNest on Greenwood is...

Cool, likewise! Pete's EggNest on Greenwood is always good, might get busy on Sunday morning though. Or Portage Bay Cafe near the locks?



Don't think I'll make that this Sunday, good spot...
Forum: Airheads 03-05-2014, 02:51 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 8,768
Posted By Michel77
I'd be up for it if it's dry. Would you guys be...

I'd be up for it if it's dry. Would you guys be open to meeting a bit closer to Seattle? Let's just say I'm not quite 100% on my electrical fixes.. I'd probably still be in for Lynnwood too though...
Forum: Airheads 03-04-2014, 02:36 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 25,604
Posted By Michel77
Summer?? First backfire is this month! :deal ...

Summer?? First backfire is this month! :deal

I got mine running so I'm ready for Spring!
Forum: Airheads 02-02-2014, 02:15 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 8,768
Posted By Michel77
Nice one guys! Now, it's back to drinking...

Nice one guys!

Now, it's back to drinking and GO HAWKS!!
Forum: Airheads 02-02-2014, 10:34 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 8,768
Posted By Michel77
Sorry I didn't make it guys, we had some friends...

Sorry I didn't make it guys, we had some friends over last night so yeah :freaky

Nice day though, I'll take the /5 for a little test ride around the block later :clap
Forum: Airheads 01-29-2014, 07:55 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 8,768
Posted By Michel77
I might be in, kinda depends on my projects for...

I might be in, kinda depends on my projects for the weekend and prep for the Superbowl :)

You all riding? Not sure if my bike is up for the trip, at least the expertise will be close by :rofl
Forum: Airheads 12-01-2013, 06:13 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,344
Posted By Michel77
Hey Wrangler, nice score man! I'm stoked with...

Hey Wrangler, nice score man! I'm stoked with all these /5's in the area, get this damn winter over with already! Looking forward to the progress!
Forum: Airheads 12-01-2013, 06:03 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,030
Posted By Michel77
Some more progress shots :clap Elite-less...

Some more progress shots :clap

Elite-less came by today for a little Q&A session, learned a lot and happy to have the local expertise just a phone call away! Looking forward to meeting the rest of...
Forum: Airheads 12-01-2013, 06:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 894
Posted By Michel77
Hey, no worries man, thanks for chiming in when I...

Hey, no worries man, thanks for chiming in when I posted.
Forum: Airheads 12-01-2013, 11:06 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,030
Posted By Michel77
And for future readers' reference, below the...

And for future readers' reference, below the (very clear) wiring diagram I used in my fault finding (note blue wiring from charge light to start relay, diode plate and VR):
...
Forum: Airheads 12-01-2013, 10:58 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,030
Posted By Michel77
Quoting this post from Diablo from another thread...

Quoting this post from Diablo from another thread here as indeed the blue wires are part of the charging system. I am baffled as to why they were disconnected but I connected them again yesterday,...
Forum: Airheads 12-01-2013, 10:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 894
Posted By Michel77
+1 at the above, mine were disconnected at the...

+1 at the above, mine were disconnected at the relay and it didn't charge. It seems there is some confusion on the purpose of these wires as I was initially also informed that they were turn signal...
Forum: Airheads 11-30-2013, 07:33 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 8,419
Posted By Michel77
That is looking great, that front/rear fender...

That is looking great, that front/rear fender works out real well!
Forum: Airheads 11-29-2013, 04:38 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,030
Posted By Michel77
Thanks for all the advice, I'm keeping all take...

Thanks for all the advice, I'm keeping all take offs for future resale but in the meantime I like wrenching and making it my own and I like the scrambler look.
I spent quite a bit of time on...
Forum: Airheads 11-29-2013, 04:35 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,030
Posted By Michel77
Front fender is a $10 junkyard special, rear...

Front fender is a $10 junkyard special, rear fender is a universal fender from dime city cycles ($50 or so).



Hey, thanks man, that's helpful! I'll have a look at the rotor tomorrow, it makes...
Forum: Airheads 11-28-2013, 08:25 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,030
Posted By Michel77
So it appears I have a charging issue on the...

So it appears I have a charging issue on the bike, it left me stranded earlier this week :cry

I recharged the battery and it starts up just fine, so the starter is good. I kinda figured something...
Forum: Airheads 11-26-2013, 08:06 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 8,768
Posted By Michel77
Sooooo, when's the first Seattle tech day? :ear ...

Sooooo, when's the first Seattle tech day? :ear

I believe I have a charging issue on my /5 that I'll be looking into this weekend, and I have a few other projects going so if anyone is interested...
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