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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Yesterday, 07:06 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,108
Posted By Bill Harris
In 'Merica one buys guns and Road Rages. In...

In 'Merica one buys guns and Road Rages. In 'Mercia, they ride invisible horses and migrate with coconuts...

http://i.telegraph.co.uk/multimedia/archive/02105/montypython_2105388i.jpg

:)
...
Forum: Airheads Yesterday, 06:30 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 795
Posted By Bill Harris
Yep, this was discussed 10-15 years ago and the...

Yep, this was discussed 10-15 years ago and the consensus was that the technology didn't exist. And apparently still doesn't. Welcome to The Future?

And the problem with the aluminum we use it...
Forum: Airheads Yesterday, 06:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 345
Posted By Bill Harris
It's hardened (mucho tensile strength), so it...

It's hardened (mucho tensile strength), so it can't hardly br turned on a lathe. Best way is to grind it, IMO. Back in the day we'd get an 8.8 bolt and "neck" it down to 1/4" with a bench grinder ...
Forum: Airheads Yesterday, 12:27 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 795
Posted By Bill Harris
One problem with being sole survivors. ...

One problem with being sole survivors. :eek1:cry:huh

I wonder if there is a "magnaflux", x-ray or dye-penetrant test that could be done on the old wheels to test integrity. The packrat in me...
Forum: Airheads Yesterday, 12:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 212
Posted By Bill Harris
Hate to echo a "Me-too", but my first though is...

Hate to echo a "Me-too", but my first though is "Neat!"

--Bill
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-26-2015, 09:34 PM
Replies: 36,110
Views: 9,388,214
Posted By Bill Harris
Old Guys. :fpalm --Bill :)

Old Guys. :fpalm

--Bill :)
Forum: Airheads 02-26-2015, 09:15 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 795
Posted By Bill Harris
Might want to bring this up on the Micapeak...

Might want to bring this up on the Micapeak Airlist-- TC was a B&S hatchetman back in the day and likely knows where all the bodies are buried.

Going into the Second Millennium since The...
Forum: Airheads 02-26-2015, 07:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 226
Posted By Bill Harris
Check this thread and compare notes with the...

Check this thread and compare notes with the Perp. Uh, Victim. Uh...

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1044302
Forum: Airheads 02-26-2015, 01:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 686
Posted By Bill Harris
If this tale of marketing is true, I'd be on the...

If this tale of marketing is true, I'd be on the horn to regional director letting them know that a customer is not a bargaining chip. And "Gary" would be forevermore banned for being an obnoxious...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-26-2015, 07:44 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 6,153
Posted By Bill Harris
It takes two to tango, Buford. Don't let it...

It takes two to tango, Buford. Don't let it escalate and it will forever remain a non-incident.

--Bill
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-26-2015, 07:38 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,245
Posted By Bill Harris
Transmorgrifated from a 1942 Uralski Cycle...

Transmorgrifated from a 1942 Uralski Cycle Instruction Book. Translated by... somebody. :D





Has a certain ring. no? :)

--Bill
Forum: Airheads 02-26-2015, 06:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 356
Posted By Bill Harris
Or water or glass cleaner and it'll drop in...

Or water or glass cleaner and it'll drop in speed.

--Bill
Forum: Airheads 02-26-2015, 06:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 434
Posted By Bill Harris
Haynes wears bow ties? Clymer wears curly wigs? ...

Haynes wears bow ties? Clymer wears curly wigs?

:)

--Bill


Our First Snow of the year Down Here. About 5-6". 15 cm for you Newtonians.

;)
Forum: Airheads 02-25-2015, 11:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 434
Posted By Bill Harris
You're kidding, right? The MAX BMW online...

You're kidding, right?

The MAX BMW online fiche is wonderful.Back in the day a lot of pirated copies of the ETK ("Electronische Teil Katalog") were floating around, along with the quirky...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-25-2015, 06:27 PM
Replies: 2,267
Views: 329,477
Posted By Bill Harris
Were it not long distance I'd call him up and...

Were it not long distance I'd call him up and discuss his pitiful attitude. Or I'd be inclined to do a Nigerian 419 Cat-and-Mouse game with him.

--Bill
Forum: Airheads 02-25-2015, 10:33 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 875
Posted By Bill Harris
And in a pinch a triangular file (a "60 degree"...

And in a pinch a triangular file (a "60 degree" file) works very well. Whereas a thread restorer/thread file has several rows of teeth, the tri-file has one and you need patience.

Tools. ...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-25-2015, 07:06 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,285
Posted By Bill Harris
Lay'er down Noobs. :fpalm --Bill

Lay'er down
Noobs. :fpalm

--Bill
Forum: Airheads 02-24-2015, 07:20 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,189
Posted By Bill Harris
That is the sort of thing that bugged me-- ...

That is the sort of thing that bugged me-- 12.45 Volts was good. 12.44 to 12.26V was marginal and flashing and setting cautions. At least bargraph I can read at at glance. But whatever you...
Forum: Airheads 02-24-2015, 07:11 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,433
Posted By Bill Harris
The "hypothetical" part of the posit...

The "hypothetical" part of the posit bing-bing-bing'd my alarms. Many a time I've read where some bright-eyed bushy-tail wants to tour the wilds in a 40 year old classic German machine only to find...
Forum: Airheads 02-24-2015, 05:49 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,433
Posted By Bill Harris
And a freshly repaired bike can be as iffy as an...

And a freshly repaired bike can be as iffy as an old one. Repairs need time to break in or "prove" themselves.

My own bike, f'rinstance, could do a transcon trip after a Spring Service, but I'd...
Forum: Airheads 02-24-2015, 03:40 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,504
Posted By Bill Harris
Holy $&^! JohnJen does exist, and has 16K-posts...

Holy $&^! JohnJen does exist, and has 16K-posts here.

This thread gained a lot of cred.

(not that it needed it, it just went über)

--Bill
Forum: Airheads 02-24-2015, 12:02 AM
Replies: 209
Views: 14,849
Posted By Bill Harris
I have greater concern about his SO's finding out...

I have greater concern about his SO's finding out about the use of her kitchen, etc...

No limits there are to a ticked-off woman... :mrskbasa

:)
Forum: Airheads 02-23-2015, 11:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 269
Posted By Bill Harris
And if you need to go the "aftermarket" switch...

And if you need to go the "aftermarket" switch route, Eastern Beaver supplies some rugged, reliable switches:

http://www.easternbeaver.com/Main/main.html

as well as other nice gear.

--Bill
Forum: Airheads 02-23-2015, 11:45 PM
Replies: 2,126
Poll: Slash 2
Views: 220,429
Posted By Bill Harris
Depending on how the frame sorts out, I may be...

Depending on how the frame sorts out, I may be able to cop a Yanmar 3-cylinder diesel for you :poser

http://www.dieselbike.net/yanmar/BMWMVC-496F.jpg

:)

They make a great hillclimb...
Forum: Airheads 02-23-2015, 06:22 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,433
Posted By Bill Harris
"Good-running" is subjective. What you described...

"Good-running" is subjective. What you described was a through "A & P" for the bike...

--Bill
Forum: Airheads 02-23-2015, 05:28 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,433
Posted By Bill Harris
But if the bike bites it, especially since you...

But if the bike bites it, especially since you are the Wrench, there is no... HONOR... in being trailered home.

http://www.startrek.com/legacy_media/images/200307/worf01/320x240.jpg

:)
Forum: Airheads 02-23-2015, 05:03 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 875
Posted By Bill Harris
There are several made-do methods but the only...

There are several made-do methods but the only proven on is to remove the damaged threads, weld up new material and cut new threads. Not fast or easy, but not hal-fassed. :D

Carl at Flying TPot...
Forum: Airheads 02-23-2015, 08:36 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,433
Posted By Bill Harris
Ditto. But heading cross-country on an...

Ditto.



But heading cross-country on an old unknown bike is a misadventure. I want to ride and advent, not wrench and repent from a motel room.

--Bill
Forum: Airheads 02-23-2015, 08:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 269
Posted By Bill Harris
That sounds good, 190e. And another way would...

That sounds good, 190e. And another way would be to look at BMW factory wiring schematics and see which matches closest you the setup you are using and copy what they did. Which is close to...
Forum: Airheads 02-23-2015, 07:35 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,506
Posted By Bill Harris
Or: Growing old is mandatory. Growing up is...

Or:
Growing old is mandatory.
Growing up is optional.

:)

--Bill
Forum: Airheads 02-22-2015, 07:24 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,189
Posted By Bill Harris
www.signaldynamics.com ...

www.signaldynamics.com

http://www.amazon.com/Signal-Dynamics-Heads-Voltage-Monitor/dp/B00AC5J84M

Had one at one time. Like 'Phile, the normal blinking Blinking drove me bonkers 'cause a blink...
Forum: Airheads 02-22-2015, 07:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 894
Posted By Bill Harris
Could be worse. The R60/5 Bing 53's have a...

Could be worse. The R60/5 Bing 53's have a Tickler button. Catches your pants cuff at the most worst possible moment and compells you to drop the bike.

--Bill
Forum: Airheads 02-22-2015, 12:26 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,189
Posted By Bill Harris
My favorite (here in the USofA) is the Kuryakin...

My favorite (here in the USofA) is the Kuryakin LED Battery Gauge. A 9-element bargraph, going from combinations of Red to Yellow to Green, flashes at critical levels and is auto-dimming. I used ...
Forum: Airheads 02-22-2015, 07:32 AM
Replies: 2,126
Poll: Slash 2
Views: 220,429
Posted By Bill Harris
Well, on a positive note your snow hasn't been...

Well, on a positive note your snow hasn't been bad this year...

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-zIEQ0mxGROE/VOlucTZcYTI/AAAAAAAAByE/GVMECw4VoIU/s800/snow.jpg

unless it's the presage to major...
Forum: Airheads 02-21-2015, 11:44 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,506
Posted By Bill Harris
Good advice. Break a bone, throw a clot, buy the...

Good advice. Break a bone, throw a clot, buy the farm is the oldest tale of woe in the 'Verse.

--Bill
Forum: Airheads 02-21-2015, 06:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,234
Posted By Bill Harris
OK. Nuked.

OK. Nuked.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-21-2015, 01:12 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 6,153
Posted By Bill Harris
And it's important to be right. Even dead right....

And it's important to be right. Even dead right. :huh

--Bill
Forum: Airheads 02-21-2015, 09:12 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,506
Posted By Bill Harris
Not to sound too nannyish but it's never a good...

Not to sound too nannyish but it's never a good idea to go into a remote area and tell nobody where you've gone. Unless you have nice life insurance and/or have figured a way to take it with you.
...
Forum: Airheads 02-21-2015, 09:04 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 982
Posted By Bill Harris
During the B&S days, I'm thinking that...

During the B&S days, I'm thinking that Luftmeister lifted a trunk design from somebody and marketed it.

--Bill
Forum: Airheads 02-21-2015, 04:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 458
Posted By Bill Harris
:smooch

:smooch
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