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Forum: Airheads 08-21-2012, 11:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 496
Posted By Skylar
1984 R80RT Broken turn signal switch. Replacement options?

A plastic part on the inside of the left controls has broken and now the turn signal is actually stuck on left. I took it (somewhat) apart and saw the toggle's intact, but a piece connected to it is...
Forum: Airheads 08-17-2012, 07:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 511
Posted By Skylar
I found the WIX filters, bought direct through a...

I found the WIX filters, bought direct through a local independent cycle shop. They were a deal, and I like to patronize those guys. I generally avoid Motorcycle and Car dealers.

I bought the...
Forum: Airheads 08-07-2012, 05:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 511
Posted By Skylar
Doing oil & filters for '84 R80, '74 R90. Oil & Filter recommendations?

..just curious what you guys like. These get regular duty and they're due for new oil and filters. I'll be doing it myself, and I'd like recommendations. Thanks very much in advance. - Skylar
Forum: Old's Cool 09-19-2011, 11:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,279
Posted By Skylar
Worthy of your gloating. Very nice!

Worthy of your gloating. Very nice!
Forum: Old's Cool 09-14-2011, 09:41 PM
Replies: 396
Views: 150,791
Posted By Skylar
My neighbor/buddy's 1980 GS550. Got it for free...

My neighbor/buddy's 1980 GS550. Got it for free as it atrophied in a garage for at least a decade. He cleaned it up nicely and it's a strong runner. He quit his job as a home improvement contractor...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-10-2011, 01:03 PM
Replies: 7,245
Views: 3,313,187
Posted By Skylar
'85 r80

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-mKQ3tPQeiw8/TfSkX3LvoyI/AAAAAAAAHFw/JGZB0MG5rLw/s1600/img_0356.jpg

Badass.
Forum: Old's Cool 09-09-2011, 11:49 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 10,741
Posted By Skylar
A Tracker/Cafe CX500 will be cool

..but nothing can touch what these guys did to theirs. Best bike they built in my opinion.

Wrenchmonkees' CX500.

To be honest a great number of their bikes are pretty much bare...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-09-2011, 07:30 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,676
Posted By Skylar
It might come to that. If it's a strong runner...

It might come to that. If it's a strong runner for that price, it might be the best thing going. Thank you RD.
Forum: Old's Cool 09-09-2011, 06:04 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,676
Posted By Skylar
We've been in touch with this gentleman, but it's...

We've been in touch with this gentleman, but it's a "1978 motor" but can't be a 900 because there wasn't a 900cc in '78.

Has to be an 80 or 100 if the year's correct.

Might have to pass on...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-07-2011, 03:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,676
Posted By Skylar
An S motor will be rarer & likely more expensive...

An S motor will be rarer & likely more expensive than a 90 motor, so I guess he'll pull the trigger on whichever one comes in the right condition & price. Thanks for the info.
Forum: Old's Cool 09-04-2011, 09:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,676
Posted By Skylar
Bike was originally an R90

He wants a 90S motor for it.

We thought about a 100, but he's less concerned with top end, wants a mill that's faster off the line.
Forum: Old's Cool 09-04-2011, 04:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,676
Posted By Skylar
I see it. I (believe it or not) wasn't really...

I see it. I (believe it or not) wasn't really aware of that place but it looks like a great resource- thanks so much.
Forum: Old's Cool 09-04-2011, 04:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,676
Posted By Skylar
Preferred motor sourcing (replace) for Airheads?

I'm looking specifically for a solid R90S motor to build off of. I don't know many bikers or Airheads for that matter.

Anybody here have decent luck sourcing just motors? I have everything else. ...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-03-2011, 08:34 AM
Replies: 7,245
Views: 3,313,187
Posted By Skylar
@Henrymartin (I would quote but the forum doesn't...

@Henrymartin (I would quote but the forum doesn't need duplicates of the photos) I like what you did. Solid looking ride and much improved.

Spotted this one yesterday, I nearly wouldn't change a...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-25-2011, 07:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,557
Posted By Skylar
exceedingly badass.

exceedingly badass.
Forum: Old's Cool 08-24-2011, 09:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,225
Posted By Skylar
Always liked Dunlop K series tires. I don't know....

Always liked Dunlop K series tires. I don't know. The '70 R/75 isn't a particularly quick bike as it is as far as I know, I think older style tires would just be proper.
Forum: Airheads 08-24-2011, 09:05 AM
Replies: 1,276
Views: 673,948
Posted By Skylar
Those are nice shocks and applicable on a wide...

Those are nice shocks and applicable on a wide variety of other marques and models. I've often thought about sourcing a pair for various projects.

I really like the spun alloy shroud idea. I...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-23-2011, 10:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,225
Posted By Skylar
I think calling my request "shrill" is..a bit...

I think calling my request "shrill" is..a bit insulting. I came pretty humble. Simple request. I like tires that match the look of the bike- Those activs are nice tires but the slashed tread sticks...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-23-2011, 12:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,225
Posted By Skylar
Good deal on period-looking tires for '70 R75/5?

So my brother loves the Pilot Activ so much he wants to put them on this unrestored, 14 years older than his R80, project R75.

While they're great on an '84 R80RT, I think an older looking tire...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-21-2011, 02:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,068
Posted By Skylar
I'll keep those things in mind. Don't like the...

I'll keep those things in mind. Don't like the bit about lethal handling.

You're likely correct about the mileage, but for $500, not bad for the first Norton in the garage.
Forum: Old's Cool 08-21-2011, 01:58 PM
Replies: 7,245
Views: 3,313,187
Posted By Skylar
A quote for the ages right there.

A quote for the ages right there.
Forum: Old's Cool 08-20-2011, 01:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 723
Posted By Skylar
1974 R90 - low headlight & tail light are out. Which fuse?

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6207/6063246474_49ea912a3c_z.jpg

If I've missed this, apologies- I don't mean to post on top of a pre-existing one, but I can't find the info I need and don't
...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-19-2011, 03:27 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,117
Posted By Skylar
Best sounding bike I have ever owned

Dirty, loud, fast 1972 XLCH 1000cc.

http://images.craigslist.org/3ne3k53oe5Y65U15P6b6k4f165784b52c153e.jpg

Has let me down more than any other bike I've owned, but then again, I went from a...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-17-2011, 03:20 PM
Replies: 7,245
Views: 3,313,187
Posted By Skylar
This is fantastic and should be required viewing...

This is fantastic and should be required viewing for anybody who wants to know more about the history of the Cafe Racer.

Carpy's dad came up with the idea when CB750s were new. Remember that.
...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-17-2011, 03:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,285
Posted By Skylar
Good info & a deal on activs

In this thread I started when shopping for 80s Airhead tires.

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=697545

Many thanks to everyone in that thread, especially Tosh Togo & Bigger Al.
Forum: Old's Cool 07-17-2011, 12:40 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 9,536
Posted By Skylar
Well put, same here

Well put, same here
Forum: Old's Cool 07-17-2011, 12:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 784
Posted By Skylar
I generally dislike combining motorcycles with...

I generally dislike combining motorcycles with fashion (seems to really have exploded the last several years), but far be it from me to tell another biker where to keep his bikes or how he enjoys...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-05-2011, 05:52 AM
Replies: 7,245
Views: 3,313,187
Posted By Skylar
Apologies if one of these is a repost.

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_KtfcVCGY3-A/TH9apcr3y4I/AAAAAAAAN5s/RHzs3Jkb0_A/s400/21.jpg


http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_KtfcVCGY3-A/TH9cC-34mkI/AAAAAAAAN6c/NGx5W3IO-Vg/s400/KoolBMW1.jpg

I liked them...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-28-2011, 09:33 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,828
Posted By Skylar
Beautiful. Congratulations.

Beautiful. Congratulations.
Forum: Old's Cool 06-23-2011, 01:34 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,990
Posted By Skylar
Forum: Old's Cool 06-14-2011, 06:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,234
Posted By Skylar
Thanks buddy.

Will pass this along.
Forum: Old's Cool 06-14-2011, 02:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,234
Posted By Skylar
I thought of the S11 immediately.

So far, he is looking at the Pilot Activ by Michelin

120/90 in the rear, 90/90 in front.

http://www.michelinmotorcycle.com/index.cfm?event=pilotactiv

I have had Hondas with S11 Spitfires...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-14-2011, 08:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,234
Posted By Skylar
New tires for the '84 R80 Streetbike - Recommendations?

Hey ladies and gents- The '84 R80RT, unfaired and mostly my brother's commuter, has worn through the rear 18 X 4.00 Metzeler and he wants to ditch the front Lasertec and in his words

So I guess...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-10-2011, 09:04 AM
Replies: 8,077
Views: 3,161,042
Posted By Skylar
Awesome! Very cool to see.

Awesome! Very cool to see.
Forum: Australia 06-09-2011, 03:07 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,469
Posted By Skylar
http://jalopnik.com/5810395/australian-homebuilt-h...

http://jalopnik.com/5810395/australian-homebuilt-hoverbike-makes-star-wars-speeders-real

Saw this today and wanted to update my friends here at advrider.
Forum: Old's Cool 06-09-2011, 07:08 AM
Replies: 7,245
Views: 3,313,187
Posted By Skylar
My first bike, CB550 with many donor bikes and...

My first bike, CB550 with many donor bikes and parts into it. Tank has since changed paintscheme, as has the rear cowl. Painting the wheels as well.
...
Forum: Airheads 06-06-2011, 07:44 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,475
Posted By Skylar
Craigslist. Found it within a mile of my house,...

Craigslist. Found it within a mile of my house, and we happened to have the cash together. It's a tad rough but not far from running. Keep scanning it. Hope you have a trailer, because a lot of...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-05-2011, 11:41 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,068
Posted By Skylar
I very much want a set of highpipes similar to or...

I very much want a set of highpipes similar to or like these. I was intending to do the XS650 build with some like this, I think the Norton would be fantastic looking and sounding with these.
Forum: Old's Cool 06-05-2011, 11:39 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,068
Posted By Skylar
I appreciate the interest, maybe down the road...

I appreciate the interest, maybe down the road sometime. We've never had a proper British bike- just Yamahas and Hondas that tried to look like them from the factory. I will keep you in mind Mr....
Forum: Old's Cool 06-04-2011, 10:33 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,068
Posted By Skylar
Agreed on the real find. I rarely see these...

Agreed on the real find. I rarely see these around, let alone the first year. I think the seat was recovered/kustom'd in the era, nothing on google suggests ribs were stock on these.

My brother...
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