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Forum: Airheads 12-14-2014, 08:30 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,216
Posted By IronSpadeCycles
I'm going to try to reach out to the guy again...

I'm going to try to reach out to the guy again after the first of the year. I have a friend here in Houston who is fluent in Italian and said he'd be happy to help us have a face time conversation...
Forum: Airheads 10-19-2014, 07:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 670
Posted By IronSpadeCycles
Well I think that answers my question, looks like...

Well I think that answers my question, looks like I'm keeping my 34/11 twin shock rear end and just setting it up as a mono shock.
Forum: Airheads 10-17-2014, 01:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 670
Posted By IronSpadeCycles
Ok so what your saying is, 4 lug wheels were all...

Ok so what your saying is, 4 lug wheels were all mag wheels? 4 lug newer para lever wheels will work but only after machining? And 3 lugs don't exist and will get stolen just after I find one?
Forum: Airheads 10-17-2014, 11:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 670
Posted By IronSpadeCycles
Anyone got a spare mono pumkin and wheel hub?

Ok so I'm working on my creation and after some thought and before I add the other side of my twin shock leg to the now 4 inch extended mono arm, I'm thinking of looking into my options for a...
Forum: Thumpers 10-16-2014, 10:33 AM
Replies: 8,635
Views: 1,738,416
Posted By IronSpadeCycles
On my XR440 I run a tiny 1.3ah sealed lead acid...

On my XR440 I run a tiny 1.3ah sealed lead acid SLA battery you'd find at the local hardware store for running a kids toy or a deer feeder. I think I paid $12 for it and it works great, not to...
Forum: Airheads 10-14-2014, 09:15 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 11,657
Posted By IronSpadeCycles
Bump to a great thread. I did a similar frame mod...

Bump to a great thread. I did a similar frame mod on mine. Was hoping to hear from you on progress, or an update, or even no update, just more pictures....

:norton

Please...?
Forum: Airheads 10-14-2014, 08:57 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,548
Posted By IronSpadeCycles
Talking It's alive.....

Ok so I took some liberties and cut my forward down tubes by 2 inches, pulled the frame back together and welded it all up. A set of 4130 plate gussets will be made to mount the crash bars soon as I...
Forum: Airheads 10-13-2014, 10:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,222
Posted By IronSpadeCycles
Thumb On to swinger #2

So one down one to go...

I went ahead and made up the second swingarm with a 100mm extension that I'd planned to use as my twin shock arm. After finishing the welds the alignment was within 1/2 of...
Forum: Thumpers 10-13-2014, 09:49 PM
Replies: 8,635
Views: 1,738,416
Posted By IronSpadeCycles
Do yourself a favor and add a battery with a DC...

Do yourself a favor and add a battery with a DC regulator/rectifier, and a 150w charging stator. The standard AC stator and regulator on a stock XR400 will barely power a 35w headlight, and yes you...
Forum: Thumpers 10-13-2014, 11:42 AM
Replies: 8,635
Views: 1,738,416
Posted By IronSpadeCycles
http://i62.tinypic.com/2ur8mpw.jpg My ugly...

http://i62.tinypic.com/2ur8mpw.jpg

My ugly stick broke...
Forum: Thumpers 10-12-2014, 04:50 PM
Replies: 8,635
Views: 1,738,416
Posted By IronSpadeCycles
440 kit breaks the kicker...

Anyone else with a 11:1 440cc kit ever break the aluminum kickstart lever? I was riding my 2001 xr4 in the forest this weekend and after getting off the bike to move a downed tree, I went to kick it...
Forum: Airheads 10-10-2014, 07:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,222
Posted By IronSpadeCycles
I guess using the stock mount point on the lower...

I guess using the stock mount point on the lower housing and just moving it forward, using the dimensions from Dakar83 we can make a suitable lower shock mount. Thank you sir for your help.
Forum: Airheads 10-09-2014, 08:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,222
Posted By IronSpadeCycles
Ok so I made a 4 inch extension for Beater's...

Ok so I made a 4 inch extension for Beater's swingarm he sent me more than a few months ago. I just got the 4130 tubing yesterday from Aircraft Spruce. I paid way too much to buy a couple feet of...
Forum: Thumpers 09-26-2014, 11:24 AM
Replies: 10,912
Views: 1,543,179
Posted By IronSpadeCycles
1988 cylinder replacement question

Ok so with 700+ pages on this thread, a search will surely lock up my comp.

I'm sure this question has been asked and answered ad nasium but again I must ask.

Does anyone know if a later...
Forum: Airheads 09-06-2014, 04:39 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,548
Posted By IronSpadeCycles
Ok so sorry for the delays, I got married, went...

Ok so sorry for the delays, I got married, went to Pikes Peak CO for the Hill Climb race, worked as a crew chief for a 3 man motorcycle racing team and have a home to finish remodeling. Lots on my...
Forum: Airheads 07-22-2014, 06:27 AM
Replies: 991
Views: 180,217
Posted By IronSpadeCycles
Crap, I forgot all about these, I have a bag full...

Crap, I forgot all about these, I have a bag full of them somewhere in my shop...

Thanks again for the pictures worth a thousand...
Forum: Airheads 07-21-2014, 08:58 AM
Replies: 991
Views: 180,217
Posted By IronSpadeCycles
I like those mounts for several cafe racer's I'm...

I like those mounts for several cafe racer's I'm building. What a great solution to a custom application. Would you care to take another picture with a tape measure next to it so I can get an idea of...
Forum: Thumpers 06-13-2014, 01:57 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 9,522
Posted By IronSpadeCycles
XR400 with a homemade fairing

I made this one out of a big piece of 1/4" lexan. I bent the angles with a industrial plastics strip heater I bought 15 years ago while in college for Industrial Design. I made a fatal flaw and bent...
Forum: Airheads 06-04-2014, 06:29 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,548
Posted By IronSpadeCycles
Thanks for the offer. Sorry for the lack or delay...

Thanks for the offer. Sorry for the lack or delay of progress on this. I have been way too busy remodeling my grandmothers old house so my future wife and I can move in in less than 2 weeks. Then on...
Forum: Airheads 04-28-2014, 09:52 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,548
Posted By IronSpadeCycles
Ok so lots going on in my little shop. I am now...

Ok so lots going on in my little shop. I am now the proud owner of a JD2 Model 32 hydraulic tubing bender. I ordered the two dies I will mostly use, a 7/8" and a 1" diameter round tubing sizes. 7/8"...
Forum: Airheads 04-27-2014, 10:41 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 11,657
Posted By IronSpadeCycles
Any updates to speak of? I was getting a lot of...

Any updates to speak of? I was getting a lot of inspiration from your progress...

I just bought a JD2 model 32 hydraulic tubing bender with 7/8" and 1" dies to speed up my frame building processes...
Forum: Airheads 03-19-2014, 08:32 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 11,657
Posted By IronSpadeCycles
Alright I have a few questions... First how...

Alright I have a few questions...

First how tall are you? How much thought was put into the seat height, foot peg position and seat placement?

I'm 6ft-2in tall and I ride a Honda XR440 I set...
Forum: Airheads 03-06-2014, 02:58 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,216
Posted By IronSpadeCycles
I understand what you are offering. I have sent...

I understand what you are offering. I have sent him several FB PM's and other than his first response letting me copy and repost all these pictures, he hasn't responded to me. I sent him the link to...
Forum: Airheads 03-05-2014, 10:57 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,216
Posted By IronSpadeCycles
Bromax, I have some ideas for my bike, that I...

Bromax, I have some ideas for my bike, that I want to borrow from you and your build but at the same time be just different enough to be my own design as well. I like what you did with the 2 inch...
Forum: Airheads 03-05-2014, 09:51 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,216
Posted By IronSpadeCycles
As far as I can tell, he started out with a mono...

As far as I can tell, he started out with a mono rearend and for whatever reason wasn't happy with how it was turning out and stepped up to the Para-lever. I asked him a few questions but he either...
Forum: Airheads 03-04-2014, 04:55 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,216
Posted By IronSpadeCycles
Larry, on his Facebook page he has a lot of...

Larry, on his Facebook page he has a lot of pictures of him racing bicycles and he has at least one son. Pretty cool though.
Forum: Airheads 03-04-2014, 12:43 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,216
Posted By IronSpadeCycles
All the other frame pictures after the bodywork...

All the other frame pictures after the bodywork was finished and a change to the newer rear end.

http://i62.tinypic.com/fdyhx5.jpg

http://i60.tinypic.com/2aeze9v.jpg
...
Forum: Airheads 03-04-2014, 12:21 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,216
Posted By IronSpadeCycles
I'm afraid this one is kick only...

I'm afraid this one is kick only...
Forum: Airheads 03-04-2014, 12:19 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,216
Posted By IronSpadeCycles
Ok so the plugs have been made for the tank and...

Ok so the plugs have been made for the tank and fairing from expanded 2-part foam and what looks like brown bondo, then yellow bondo and probably white plaster as the final skim coat. I've done this...
Forum: Airheads 03-04-2014, 11:45 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,216
Posted By IronSpadeCycles
I really don't know. And when I asked him, I...

I really don't know. And when I asked him, I don't think he knows exactly yet.
Forum: Airheads 03-04-2014, 11:43 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,216
Posted By IronSpadeCycles
I think I forgot to add the picture fast enough...

I think I forgot to add the picture fast enough but I think he added a remote oil filter with the oil cooler.

http://i61.tinypic.com/280mxqu.jpg
Forum: Airheads 03-04-2014, 11:16 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,216
Posted By IronSpadeCycles
Ok so on to the bodywork. ...

Ok so on to the bodywork.

http://i57.tinypic.com/9ar88o.jpg

http://i60.tinypic.com/20s9n6e.jpg

http://i57.tinypic.com/dftxrn.jpg

http://i57.tinypic.com/nm1fkp.jpg
Forum: Airheads 03-04-2014, 10:59 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,216
Posted By IronSpadeCycles
I totally agree there.

I totally agree there.
Forum: Airheads 03-04-2014, 10:53 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,216
Posted By IronSpadeCycles
So here we go again. So many pictures to process...

So here we go again. So many pictures to process and upload, sort through and then add here. Where was I? Oh yeah back to the frame mods, exhaust, air-box and other bits...


...
Forum: Airheads 03-04-2014, 10:21 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,216
Posted By IronSpadeCycles
Ciro Fabbri's Rally Airhead build called "Trauma"

Ok so totally by random chance I stumbled onto this 43 year old guy Ciro Fabbri, on Facebook who lives in Fontanelice, Italy and like most of us, enjoys building and riding old BMW's.

After...
Forum: Airheads 03-03-2014, 08:01 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 11,657
Posted By IronSpadeCycles
Fantastic work. Are you using 3003 alloy or a...

Fantastic work. Are you using 3003 alloy or a different blend? I'd love to see how you bent up the fairing with the homemade brake. Also a Beverly shear is a great tool to have. I made my own 24"...
Forum: Airheads 03-03-2014, 03:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,064
Posted By IronSpadeCycles
Henry, where's the pictures of your scoot?

Henry, where's the pictures of your scoot?
Forum: Airheads 03-03-2014, 02:22 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 11,657
Posted By IronSpadeCycles
I'm really digging what you're doing. I too have...

I'm really digging what you're doing. I too have a similarly evolving project in the works with my long travel 1978 R80/R90 rally, scrambler Frankenstein. Its a work in progress always changing as I...
Forum: Airheads 02-07-2014, 08:13 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,143
Posted By IronSpadeCycles
Your Lenz Sport

Hey Larry, its a really small world. Devin Lenz is one of my close friends from Colorado. I lived in Denver for 13 years (95-08) and I used to ride downhill GS events at all the major mountain ski...
Forum: Airheads 02-04-2014, 09:22 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,548
Posted By IronSpadeCycles
Progress

So yesterday I took some time to play with the engine/frame mounts and to decide if I want to raise the engine in the frame on this first round of modifications.

Here is a couple pictures of the...
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