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Forum: Beasts 11-10-2012, 07:15 AM
Replies: 8,648
Views: 1,713,016
Posted By bacon
Here is mine. ...

Here is mine.


http://i779.photobucket.com/albums/yy75/bacon225225/photobucket-14501-1346968042731.jpg
Forum: Beasts 08-30-2012, 11:36 AM
Replies: 24,838
Views: 4,579,292
Posted By bacon
Thats good news on the touring mode vs sport mode...

Thats good news on the touring mode vs sport mode I had been led otherwise.

I meant closed loop and again i was led to believe the stock ECM runs in closed loop between 1750 and 5000 rpm and 20...
Forum: Beasts 08-30-2012, 10:49 AM
Replies: 24,838
Views: 4,579,292
Posted By bacon
Dallara my thoughts on the re-flash

In other words, less wiring, fewer connectors, and one less computer on board is better.

IMHO the re-flash is a simpler, more elegant, more complete, and infinitely more reliable solution than...
Forum: Beasts 08-29-2012, 06:22 PM
Replies: 24,838
Views: 4,579,292
Posted By bacon
Well while fighting hurricane Isaac ,and waiting...

Well while fighting hurricane Isaac ,and waiting on parts to show up I decided to do the next service.
I did the first one at 250 miles the motor oil was thin and real dark in color. The finial...
Forum: Beasts 08-23-2012, 07:47 PM
Replies: 24,838
Views: 4,579,292
Posted By bacon
I picked up the bike today. took it for a good...

I picked up the bike today. took it for a good ride just to say HI to it.
Brought it home and did it first service with 250 miles on it.
The reflectors fell off and the muffler shield repainted...
Forum: Beasts 08-20-2012, 01:08 PM
Replies: 24,838
Views: 4,579,292
Posted By bacon
Hey guy's I'm back. After having to give up the...

Hey guy's I'm back.
After having to give up the Adventure riding due to major back problems and a bout with lung cancer.
I had to stick to the roads for a while.
The lung is gone the back is...
Forum: Vendors 08-05-2012, 05:43 AM
Replies: 2,178
Views: 865,736
Posted By bacon
Sorry to pollute an old thread that is no longer...

Sorry to pollute an old thread that is no longer in beasts and now in the vendor section but I just had to.
The first part of number 4 should always be the first thing you do.
If for some reason it...
Forum: Equipment 02-26-2012, 07:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,424
Posted By bacon
southwest moto tires

Does anyone know what is going on with them. I have been using them for years. I tried to go order new tires and it took me to a whole different site.
Forum: Airheads 02-17-2012, 10:08 PM
Replies: 1,579
Views: 150,265
Posted By bacon
I guess I will be about the 700th person to say...

I guess I will be about the 700th person to say way to go Jason.
This is one of the best threads here on ADV.
Wow I love to see what you can a do on that relatively stock GS.
Truly impressive
Forum: Airheads 02-16-2012, 09:48 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,531
Posted By bacon
Just a quick update on the bike. While I was...

Just a quick update on the bike. While I was resurrecting it I rebuild the ATE caliper. I have griped in most of my posts about it. Not being up to par with current brakes. Well I have read and...
Forum: Airheads 02-15-2012, 07:44 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,531
Posted By bacon
Going back to the begging of this thread I will...

Going back to the begging of this thread I will expand on my current situation. Last year I was diagnosed with lung cancer. I had part of the right lung removed, the middle lobe. Then had to go...
Forum: Airheads 02-15-2012, 05:56 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,531
Posted By bacon
In my case it is more lack of money, and about 1...

In my case it is more lack of money, and about 1 / 1000th of the talent of some of the gurus here. More than choices but I like dreaming.
Forum: Airheads 02-06-2012, 07:15 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,382
Posted By bacon
I would also agree to check out the pilot/idle...

I would also agree to check out the pilot/idle jet circuit .
Also check for air leaks all around the carb and manifold.
I don't really think that is the problem but an air leak can cause some...
Forum: Airheads 02-04-2012, 07:53 AM
Replies: 6,493
Views: 1,301,024
Posted By bacon
I have posted this in my thread called " My first...

I have posted this in my thread called " My first Airhead "
Here it is just after I got it up and running for the first time.
...
Forum: Airheads 02-03-2012, 10:46 AM
Replies: 1,276
Views: 674,103
Posted By bacon
OK then what wind shield is no it. I have a " S "...

OK then what wind shield is no it. I have a " S " faring and my shield is not nearly that tall. Where can I find taller ones.
Forum: Airheads 02-03-2012, 08:08 AM
Replies: 1,276
Views: 674,103
Posted By bacon
What faring is this on the bike pictured on...

What faring is this on the bike pictured on Corbin's site.
I have been looking to try and find out but my searching and not found it.
So I am asking the experts.

Thanks
Forum: Airheads 02-02-2012, 01:30 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,531
Posted By bacon
" The complaining about Ate brakes never seems to...

" The complaining about Ate brakes never seems to end"
It is not complaining just comparing to modern brakes on other bikes and the way I ride. It is 35 year old technology and I understand that. It...
Forum: Airheads 02-02-2012, 07:14 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,531
Posted By bacon
Thanks I will keep my eyes open for a deal to...

Thanks I will keep my eyes open for a deal to come my way. I tend to ride hard and ride with others that are as good as me or better and they are are on modern bikes. The brakes are the only real...
Forum: Airheads 02-01-2012, 02:47 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,531
Posted By bacon
My comment about duel sporting it would end up...

My comment about duel sporting it would end up something like this. With maybe just a little more of a cockpit faring nothing huge but just a little more. Sort of like the wind screen of a KTM...
Forum: Airheads 02-01-2012, 02:41 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,531
Posted By bacon
Some good words of wisdom there in that last...

Some good words of wisdom there in that last post. Yes I read all I could about the front caliper and how it works. I rebuilt it and put new pads. Also the master cylinder was rebuilt. I completely...
Forum: Airheads 02-01-2012, 12:41 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,531
Posted By bacon
Thank you so much for the info on the false...

Thank you so much for the info on the false neutrals. You have really relived my mind. I can live with it and just find her sweet spot on how to shift it.
Thanks so much.
Forum: Airheads 02-01-2012, 12:32 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,531
Posted By bacon
The bike is not 100% original now and I am not...

The bike is not 100% original now and I am not all that anal about it.
I am much more of a rider and use the bike as a tool to get the job done.
My questions are more just trying to find out more...
Forum: Airheads 02-01-2012, 07:42 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,531
Posted By bacon
Below will be two pictures of the handlebar...

Below will be two pictures of the handlebar controls they don't match. The left side is a weathered matte finish. The right one in a slick smooth finish.
Is ether one the right one for a 77 . I...
Forum: Airheads 02-01-2012, 07:36 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,531
Posted By bacon
When I got the bike I had zero history on it. so...

When I got the bike I had zero history on it. so I changed the gear oil out the plug had nothing on it and the oil looked like it just came out of the bottle. So i think that it was changed before...
Forum: Airheads 02-01-2012, 07:06 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,531
Posted By bacon
I had a chance to put some miles on her after I...

I had a chance to put some miles on her after I got her up and running.
I never knew what all the fuss was over Airheads but now I get it. What a fun sweet ride it is so light and nimble. I had no...
Forum: Airheads 01-31-2012, 02:40 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,531
Posted By bacon
Thanks for all the advice and information so far....

Thanks for all the advice and information so far. The bike had no instrument lights at all and no turn signals on the right side when I started. All are working due to the bad wiring I found and...
Forum: Airheads 01-31-2012, 02:34 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,531
Posted By bacon
Thank you I was wondering about just what it was...

Thank you I was wondering about just what it was from, it just does not flow with the rest of the bike.
Forum: Airheads 01-31-2012, 01:50 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,531
Posted By bacon
Never mind about the diode board question I now...

Never mind about the diode board question I now am at work and have computer access and looked it up. I feel stupid now but last researching the bike that term kept coming up. Seeing that board in...
Forum: Airheads 01-31-2012, 12:42 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,531
Posted By bacon
Well after spending all week cleaning and working...

Well after spending all week cleaning and working on it I now have a running Airhead. Front wheel bearings replaced, caliper rebuilt and new pads. Both carburetors rebuilt and new air filter. All the...
Forum: Airheads 01-20-2012, 02:18 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,531
Posted By bacon
My first airhaed

http://i779.photobucket.com/albums/yy75/bacon225225/photobucket-6041-1327097127783.jpg

Just picked it up last week. Don't know all what could be wrong yet. It has been sitting since 02. Got home...
Forum: Ride reports 09-28-2009, 10:16 AM
Replies: 901
Views: 208,224
Posted By bacon
Moose and Mini, Great ride report don't change...

Moose and Mini,
Great ride report don't change a thing just keep them comming.
One request when you get done and have the time how about a equipment report what worked and what did not.
Thanks and...
Forum: Ride reports 09-26-2009, 12:20 PM
Replies: 821
Views: 833,437
Posted By bacon
Thank You, Thank You, Thank You, What a great...

Thank You, Thank You, Thank You,
What a great ride report the pictures are simply stunning.
Forum: Thumpers 08-11-2009, 07:02 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,359
Posted By bacon
Something is just not right your KLR has had is...

Something is just not right your KLR has had is motor swapped out or the Dakar is having problems.
Forum: Thumpers 08-03-2009, 08:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 676
Posted By bacon
Just remember that sooner or latter it will go...

Just remember that sooner or latter it will go bang and that will be the last of that motor. This comes from 15 years of running a Top Gas Drag Bike.
But if you really want to get into the 11s you...
Forum: Thumpers 07-25-2009, 03:10 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,611
Posted By bacon
I take it that you tried to install them with out...

I take it that you tried to install them with out trimming and they did not fit is that right.
Forum: Thumpers 07-18-2009, 09:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 900
Posted By bacon
I filled a slight bevel on the leading edge of my...

I filled a slight bevel on the leading edge of my rear pads. It stopped it on my Dakar.
Forum: Thumpers 07-16-2009, 05:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,939
Posted By bacon
Turn the motor over until the exhaust valve is...

Turn the motor over until the exhaust valve is fully open. Stick an open ended air compressor hose in the spark plug hole. Blow all the stuff out. I bet a few of us have changed plugs and had stuff...
Forum: Thumpers 07-09-2009, 06:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,374
Posted By bacon
Glad it was nothing major just a loose wire. ...

Glad it was nothing major just a loose wire.
Simple is good sometimes.
Forum: Ride reports 07-07-2009, 08:29 AM
Replies: 388
Views: 66,811
Posted By bacon
A BIG Thank You for everyone, that helped the...

A BIG Thank You for everyone, that helped the boys get back on the road.
Forum: Thumpers 07-06-2009, 07:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,374
Posted By bacon
First thing I would check is the battery...

First thing I would check is the battery connections.
If they are not clean and tight they would cause every thing you are experiencing.
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