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Forum: Airheads 06-28-2015, 08:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 636
Posted By ccmickelson
FYI: If looking for a good used disc, I'm pretty...

FYI: If looking for a good used disc, I'm pretty sure 74-84 were interchangeable.
Forum: Airheads 06-28-2015, 05:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 382
Posted By ccmickelson
I had a mouse living in my air box once. Chewed...

I had a mouse living in my air box once. Chewed up the air filter and made a cozy little nest with it.
Forum: Airheads 06-26-2015, 08:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 482
Posted By ccmickelson
I went to college in the Shenandoah Valley and...

I went to college in the Shenandoah Valley and ventured onto the magical Blue Ridge Parkway quite a few times but never on a motorcycle.
Forum: Airheads 06-25-2015, 06:24 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,651
Posted By ccmickelson
Interesting article. Thanks for posting. ...

Interesting article. Thanks for posting.



Just goes to show ya...I've found them to be some of the best rain tires I've ever had. About half of the 1,500 miles I have on them was in the...
Forum: Airheads 06-24-2015, 09:29 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,651
Posted By ccmickelson
About 1,500 miles into these Roadriders and I...

About 1,500 miles into these Roadriders and I really like 'em. They handle very well in the twisties and amazing in the wet. 90/90/18 front and 120/90/18 rear. Here they are with zero miles...

...
Forum: Airheads 06-23-2015, 08:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 350
Posted By ccmickelson
I would try reinforcing it from the inside with a...

I would try reinforcing it from the inside with a strip of plastic and JB Quick Weld. Hold the crack together while it sets up. I have fixed everything imaginable with that stuff. It's strong as hell...
Forum: Airheads 06-23-2015, 07:48 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,651
Posted By ccmickelson
I've been tempted to run a 100 on the front of my...

I've been tempted to run a 100 on the front of my mono, but wasn't sure there would be enough clearance for the fender bolts. I guess there is?
Forum: Airheads 06-20-2015, 08:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 358
Posted By ccmickelson
Check this recent thread addressing your altitude...

Check this recent thread addressing your altitude (sorry, elevation) issue. http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1074182I

It really is a minor adjustment of the mixture screw on the bottom...
Forum: Airheads 06-20-2015, 01:55 PM
Replies: 6,474
Views: 630,236
Posted By ccmickelson
Not much room for groceries and chicken feed...

Not much room for groceries and chicken feed tho.:D
Forum: Airheads 06-20-2015, 01:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 606
Posted By ccmickelson
That's crazy. I'd forgotten how mountainous...

That's crazy. I'd forgotten how mountainous Hawaii is.
Forum: Airheads 06-20-2015, 11:27 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 888
Posted By ccmickelson
I respectfully disagree. A torque wrench is one...

I respectfully disagree. A torque wrench is one of the most useful tools you can own. Without it you are shooting in the dark. The OP mistakenly used the wrong value.

Get a good torque wrench and...
Forum: Airheads 06-20-2015, 10:07 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 888
Posted By ccmickelson
Are you sure the noise is coming from the...

Are you sure the noise is coming from the cylinders? If not, it is a good idea to pull the clutch lever while the engine is idling to rule out "gearbox rattle" as the source of the noise you are...
Forum: Airheads 06-20-2015, 10:02 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 888
Posted By ccmickelson
With that kind of mileage I'd be surprised if you...

With that kind of mileage I'd be surprised if you really have low compression unless the engine's ever run dry or with poor oil.

Also, with such low miles your rear main seal is probably not...
Forum: Airheads 06-20-2015, 07:53 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 606
Posted By ccmickelson
You have to re-adjust the mixture screw on the...

You have to re-adjust the mixture screw on the carbs. When I recently rode from Santa Fe 7,000+ feet to sea level in California the idle nearly doubled to 2,000 RPM. Then when I got back up to...
Forum: Airheads 06-19-2015, 06:10 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,327
Posted By ccmickelson
How long were they mounted? How many miles did...

How long were they mounted? How many miles did you get?
Forum: Airheads 06-18-2015, 09:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 262
Posted By ccmickelson
9 years is a long time. Depending on how it was...

9 years is a long time. Depending on how it was stored, will probably take a lotta bits and pieces to get it sharp again. Was it running before it was stored? If so...

Change the oil first! New...
Forum: Airheads 06-18-2015, 06:56 PM
Replies: 6,474
Views: 630,236
Posted By ccmickelson
This thread needs to be removed (or at the very...

This thread needs to be removed (or at the very least, restrained) by the mods. My wife is beginning to think I've got pseudodobulbar affect (PBA) from my hysterical, uncontrollable, cackling to the...
Forum: Airheads 06-18-2015, 06:30 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,327
Posted By ccmickelson
Just returned from my big, two-week summer ride...

Just returned from my big, two-week summer ride of 5,000 miles and thought I'd rekindle this thread to offer a few insights on the rubber side.

I began the trip with a new set of Bridgestone...
Forum: Airheads 06-16-2015, 08:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 409
Posted By ccmickelson
Sure looks close to OEM to me. I'd make doubly...

Sure looks close to OEM to me. I'd make doubly sure the ($2,000) canister O-ring fits right.
Forum: Airheads 06-16-2015, 07:58 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,849
Posted By ccmickelson
Bumped into a BMW rally here in Peonia, CO on my...

Bumped into a BMW rally here in Peonia, CO on my way home to New Mexico during my recent 5,000 mile summer vacation.

http://i1095.photobucket.com/albums/i469/ccmickelson/20150612_082056.jpg...
Forum: Airheads 06-16-2015, 07:07 PM
Replies: 6,474
Views: 630,236
Posted By ccmickelson
:lol3

:lol3
Forum: Airheads 05-29-2015, 10:06 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,704
Posted By ccmickelson
Good point, but as unfashionable, boring (and...

Good point, but as unfashionable, boring (and perhaps hideous) as that sounds (I've never had the occasion to attend a rally) it still strikes a more authentic chord than a contrived (ironic?)...
Forum: Airheads 05-29-2015, 07:49 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,704
Posted By ccmickelson
Some interesting designs, but too many beards and...

Some interesting designs, but too many beards and tats. It seems to be more about fashion than motorcycles. I shouldn't let it get to me, but I can't stand that hipster shit.
Forum: Airheads 05-29-2015, 04:16 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,327
Posted By ccmickelson
Had a set on this '81 RT. ...

Had a set on this '81 RT.

http://i1095.photobucket.com/albums/i469/ccmickelson/IMG_20131210_151517.jpg (http://s1095.photobucket.com/user/ccmickelson/media/IMG_20131210_151517.jpg.html)

I found...
Forum: Airheads 05-27-2015, 07:02 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,327
Posted By ccmickelson
I would echo this as well. I have tried just...

I would echo this as well. I have tried just about every brand that will fit an airhead: Michilens, Avons, Contis, Metzlers, Bridgestones, even Shinkos (which actually weren't too shabby) over the...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 05-27-2015, 06:43 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,051
Posted By ccmickelson
Come out west in the springtime and we'll show...

Come out west in the springtime and we'll show you what riding in the wind is all about!

As has been mentioned previously, it's all about relaxing. Tensing up and fighting it will just make you...
Forum: Airheads 05-27-2015, 08:36 AM
Replies: 302
Views: 12,524
Posted By ccmickelson
An asshole is an asshole whether they are in a...

An asshole is an asshole whether they are in a car or on a bike. Plenty of both in my neck of the woods.
Forum: Airheads 05-27-2015, 05:52 AM
Replies: 302
Views: 12,524
Posted By ccmickelson
I too have occasionally been guilty of said...

I too have occasionally been guilty of said offense. There is a nearby mountain road I ride frequently with no legal passing zones and it is torture to get stuck behind a car going half the speed I...
Forum: Airheads 05-26-2015, 09:46 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,327
Posted By ccmickelson
I've got a new set of BT45's on my RS that are...

I've got a new set of BT45's on my RS that are about to roll 4,000 miles all over the western US. I'll report back with my opinions.
Forum: Airheads 05-26-2015, 01:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 427
Posted By ccmickelson
It's plastic. I'd try JB Quick Weld.. Same color...

It's plastic. I'd try JB Quick Weld.. Same color too!
Forum: Airheads 05-26-2015, 09:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 877
Posted By ccmickelson
Beautiful bike. One of my favorite colors. I've...

Beautiful bike. One of my favorite colors. I've had three RS's. You're gonna love it. Congrats!
Forum: Airheads 05-23-2015, 08:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 606
Posted By ccmickelson
Dug up this thread from last year...

Dug up this thread from last year http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1014079 that addresses the same topic of late model cylinder base sealing. From my own experience and considering how...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 05-22-2015, 06:19 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,814
Posted By ccmickelson
A Prius driver raked just about the entire...

A Prius driver raked just about the entire drivers side of my truck in a parking lot a few years ago. Yes, what is it about Prius drivers? I also have a prejudice toward Lexus drivers (same company!).
Forum: Airheads 05-22-2015, 01:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,069
Posted By ccmickelson
When you had the gearbox out did you happen to...

When you had the gearbox out did you happen to spin the output flange (where the driveshaft bolts to) with your fingers? If so, was it smooth? This can be very telling as to whether or not something...
Forum: Airheads 05-22-2015, 10:41 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,491
Posted By ccmickelson
I stopped using Capital Cycle back in the 90s...

I stopped using Capital Cycle back in the 90s because of this kind of quality. A lot of mis-orders too because of difficulty communicating with the guy.
Forum: Airheads 05-22-2015, 06:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 606
Posted By ccmickelson
Um...to be honest, that was Lucy's decision. I am...

Um...to be honest, that was Lucy's decision. I am merely the shop lackey.

Seriously though, I had an '87 R80 with the same type cylinders/O-ring that I chose not to apply sealant to as it didn't...
Forum: Airheads 05-22-2015, 06:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 606
Posted By ccmickelson
I was wondering if these jugs weren't still...

I was wondering if these jugs weren't still factory sealed based upon the mileage and maintenance records I have. Interesting. The amount and size of the silicon bead was about half the thickness of...
Forum: Airheads 05-21-2015, 10:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 606
Posted By ccmickelson
quick and dirty nickasil cylinder reseal

Ok. I say quick, but that is a relative term when you have an RS, because it takes nearly as much time to remove all of the accoutrements, as it does to remove, reseal and reinstall both cylinders. I...
Forum: Airheads 05-21-2015, 08:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 415
Posted By ccmickelson
Yea, Progressives suck on airheads. I've had two...

Yea, Progressives suck on airheads. I've had two bikes that came with them and they are very unforgiving.
Forum: Airheads 05-20-2015, 07:56 PM
Replies: 6,474
Views: 630,236
Posted By ccmickelson
We 'Mericans consume our fair share of meds, but...

We 'Mericans consume our fair share of meds, but shopping tends to be the preferred pick-me-up. Good for the economy, too. :nod
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