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Forum: Old's Cool 05-13-2014, 01:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,524
Posted By dilandau
rick is awesome- thanks for this post, i just...

rick is awesome- thanks for this post, i just ordered a relay (now $12) which is less than 10% of what the OEM one is at $125!!

I just called it in, looks lie the website is not updated much...
Forum: Airheads 03-13-2014, 08:25 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,069
Posted By dilandau
cheap and less toxic alternative is pine sol. ...

cheap and less toxic alternative is pine sol. half water/pine sol mix and that can go a long way.. soak and check every few hours. does not eat away seals and keeps your carbs smelling winterfresh.
Forum: Airheads 03-03-2014, 10:32 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,236
Posted By dilandau
this guys pictures are way better than mine: ...

this guys pictures are way better than mine:

http://brook.reams.me/bmw-motorcyle-rebuilds/1973-bmw-r755-rebuild-project/23-bmw-r755-install-the-transmission/
Forum: Airheads 03-03-2014, 03:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,513
Posted By dilandau
go see it and be ready to buy. an RS with spoke...

go see it and be ready to buy. an RS with spoke wheels is pretty nice.. even if its not original paint.
Forum: Airheads 02-28-2014, 01:45 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,236
Posted By dilandau
at least you did not drunk buy a boat. ...

at least you did not drunk buy a boat.

those splines look pretty good to me-
Forum: Airheads 02-27-2014, 02:05 PM
Replies: 6,321
Views: 1,268,255
Posted By dilandau
if there is one complaint about my 75 /6 - which...

if there is one complaint about my 75 /6 - which looks just like yours but black - is that the stock mufflers are exceedingly tame. easy swap on?
Forum: Airheads 02-27-2014, 01:49 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,236
Posted By dilandau
I run the pilots on my /6 - seem like a quality...

I run the pilots on my /6 - seem like a quality tire
Forum: Airheads 02-23-2014, 04:17 PM
Replies: 6,321
Views: 1,268,255
Posted By dilandau
pretty sure that the dual brembo set up does not...

pretty sure that the dual brembo set up does not work with wire spoke wheels. that is why he switched.
Forum: Airheads 02-21-2014, 05:52 PM
Replies: 6,321
Views: 1,268,255
Posted By dilandau
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Forum: Airheads 02-21-2014, 05:21 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,340
Posted By dilandau
I keep telling her that torque specs are a guide...

I keep telling her that torque specs are a guide and not gospel, but she wont listen.

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5546/10417061023_9ca8bf8220_z.jpg
Forum: Airheads 01-27-2014, 07:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 913
Posted By dilandau
its got paso parts on it. so its got to be good!

its got paso parts on it. so its got to be good!
Forum: Old's Cool 01-24-2014, 11:00 AM
Replies: 2,674
Views: 794,317
Posted By dilandau
looks good!

looks good!
Forum: Old's Cool 01-23-2014, 08:03 PM
Replies: 7,151
Views: 3,278,522
Posted By dilandau
like the bike but the filter on the photo makes...

like the bike but the filter on the photo makes my eyes hurt.
Forum: Airheads 01-17-2014, 08:53 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,176
Posted By dilandau
my friend's paper filter in housing burst into...

my friend's paper filter in housing burst into flames on his ride home the other day. so I suppose that is one argument against paper filters. keeps it out of the landfill i suppose..

I have not...
Forum: Airheads 01-11-2014, 02:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 811
Posted By dilandau
and its easy to do as well - hardest part is...

and its easy to do as well - hardest part is getting the ATE caliper back in alignment, but just follow whatever the manual says. I use chalk on the disk so i can see if its landing flat.

of...
Forum: Airheads 01-11-2014, 02:28 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,973
Posted By dilandau
They probably just realize that the system will...

They probably just realize that the system will always have scammers- look at Craigslist and Ebay-- they have money and full time staff working on this and still are full of scammers.

maybe they...
Forum: Airheads 01-09-2014, 12:45 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,973
Posted By dilandau
keeping up with the scams and spam is not easy-...

keeping up with the scams and spam is not easy- advrider uses vBulletin, which is not free- they are paying to keep this site spam free. my forum site has been under serious attack recently, so...
Forum: Airheads 01-07-2014, 10:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,234
Posted By dilandau
yeah- for that cash PASS! no way. Just skip it...

yeah- for that cash PASS! no way. Just skip it and look for another. best advice is be ready to travel for the right bike. I happen to be in the oakland Bay Area- and we are spoiled for choice-...
Forum: Airheads 01-06-2014, 10:59 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,973
Posted By dilandau
ouch. i used IBMWR several times in the past few...

ouch. i used IBMWR several times in the past few months and had zero spam/scams come my way. got a seat and a transmission- one was advertised, and one was a want ad on my part.

i wonder how...
Forum: Airheads 01-05-2014, 09:00 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,659
Posted By dilandau
looking good man. I went from a faring bike to...

looking good man. I went from a faring bike to my r75 with no faring, and yes- its WAY colder. but sacrifice for handling and style and get a warm coat.
Forum: Airheads 01-05-2014, 08:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 522
Posted By dilandau
Before you tear the bike apart I would just...

Before you tear the bike apart I would just switch to regular oil and see if it stops or at least slows the leak.


Dry seals can expand with regular use and it might just do so and save you tons...
Forum: Airheads 01-04-2014, 10:14 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,163
Posted By dilandau
I got a HEL line and kept the hardline- works...

I got a HEL line and kept the hardline- works great and looks stockish as its black (just thinner). As others- because the hardline already has brackets and is light and strong as is so why go...
Forum: Airheads 01-04-2014, 10:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 522
Posted By dilandau
could you be running synthetic oil by an chance? ...

could you be running synthetic oil by an chance?

if you need an extra hand at some point- im also in oakland.
Forum: Airheads 01-04-2014, 06:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 866
Posted By dilandau
i just did a trans swap - its not so bad. but...

i just did a trans swap - its not so bad. but you might as well check your clutch while you are in there. Mine ended up being fine so i just roughed up the disk a bit, cleaned, and put it all back...
Forum: Airheads 01-03-2014, 08:36 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,207
Posted By dilandau
yeah, no bike that has been sitting and has rust...

yeah, no bike that has been sitting and has rust is worth much - if its a common bike then you can find a clean one for cheap so dont bother, and if its a rare bike, then you will be paying out the...
Forum: Airheads 01-03-2014, 06:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,207
Posted By dilandau
now days a running one in decent condition is at...

now days a running one in decent condition is at least 3k around here. that said, no more than 1k is always my rule for a non running bike.. unless its something super rare/special.

i payed 1k...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-02-2014, 02:31 PM
Replies: 7,151
Views: 3,278,522
Posted By dilandau
general cafe racer (and many other builds)...

general cafe racer (and many other builds) question: removing the front fender/brace and just leaving that open- Does not this make your front end noodle about like a drunken nurse in a hose...
Forum: Airheads 01-01-2014, 08:12 PM
Replies: 6,321
Views: 1,268,255
Posted By dilandau
is anyone else not seeing pics where one would...

is anyone else not seeing pics where one would assume there would be (see the last couple posts): airhead pic to stay on topic.

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5546/10417061023_9ca8bf8220_c.jpg
Forum: Airheads 12-31-2013, 02:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,308
Posted By dilandau
just to throw a wrench in- how about gear oil...

just to throw a wrench in- how about gear oil with Moly in it? I had a bunch of that on hand from my Guzzi and used it in my airhead.

so far so good :)
Forum: Airheads 12-29-2013, 08:43 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 768
Posted By dilandau
were the ribs added to help with the case...

were the ribs added to help with the case flexing? was that an issue with earlier transmissions?
Forum: Airheads 12-28-2013, 08:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 768
Posted By dilandau
i had to replace my transmission and $300 for a...

i had to replace my transmission and $300 for a working one is exactly what I paid, and I think it was a good deal (after much looking). you aren't gonna find anything much cheaper unless you get...
Forum: Airheads 12-28-2013, 08:20 PM
Replies: 6,321
Views: 1,268,255
Posted By dilandau
I was taking a shot to show someone my seat, but...

I was taking a shot to show someone my seat, but I sort of like the angle.

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5530/11469320926_bc3c7a5e4e_b.jpg
Forum: Airheads 12-27-2013, 05:28 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,419
Posted By dilandau
same thinking- it does sort of look like a...

same thinking- it does sort of look like a sausage.
Forum: Airheads 12-26-2013, 09:25 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,245
Posted By dilandau
thanks for the measurements and info on the...

thanks for the measurements and info on the suzuki brake. I am pretty happy with the disk for now. im going to clean up this guzzi 4ls with the soda blaster i got for chirstmas and then make a...
Forum: Airheads 12-24-2013, 10:37 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,245
Posted By dilandau
well i changed out my stock brake line with a HEL...

well i changed out my stock brake line with a HEL braided line- undertank master to hardline direct replacement.

and damn is a new brake! its so good in fact that the first time i tested it my...
Forum: Airheads 12-24-2013, 10:22 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 12,364
Posted By dilandau
that tank rocks. if you are gonna go big- go BIG!

that tank rocks. if you are gonna go big- go BIG!
Forum: Airheads 12-20-2013, 12:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 994
Posted By dilandau
those must have been all the rage at the time, as...

those must have been all the rage at the time, as mine was the exact shape- but all black.

here it is with the new seat- pic is a bit old as i have the side covers and engine logos now.. but...
Forum: Airheads 12-19-2013, 07:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 994
Posted By dilandau
I had the same king and queen on mine- I also...

I had the same king and queen on mine- I also sold it but waited until i had the replacement.

it might have been cheaper to refab the old seat- new foam and a cover would probably be around...
Forum: Airheads 12-16-2013, 12:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 595
Posted By dilandau
cool. sorry to have not been more help. be good...

cool. sorry to have not been more help. be good to get that information on the web for the next guy who tries it.
Forum: Airheads 12-14-2013, 09:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 595
Posted By dilandau
I had this figured out a while ago when i was...

I had this figured out a while ago when i was buying a seat, but now i forget how it all works. anyway, part of the issue is the tank sizes, which changed in the 80s as well- after the /7 I think. ...
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