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Forum: Airheads Today, 08:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 349
Posted By Jim K in PA
Can iron liner cylinders be coated with Nikasil? ...

Can iron liner cylinders be coated with Nikasil? If so then perhaps they can be honed out to the diameter needed to accommodate the coating and match up to the pistons. If the bores are tapered...
Forum: Hacks 09-13-2014, 06:50 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,494
Posted By Jim K in PA
Just found out about this excellent adventure...

Just found out about this excellent adventure through a link to a video in another thread: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UjNmXQdgqhA

Thought it was worth the bump after searching and finding...
Forum: Airheads 09-13-2014, 06:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 929
Posted By Jim K in PA
Jenna - thanks for the link. Mark - thanks...

Jenna - thanks for the link.

Mark - thanks for sharing those great photos! When the desert swallows the road, you might be on an adventure! Fook yah! :D
Forum: Hacks 09-11-2014, 04:15 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 7,690
Posted By Jim K in PA
History

I got a response from the prior owner that converted my bike to sidecar use. As mentioned above, Bob Pelikan was the culprit. He emailed me with some history, and just spent the last half hour on...
Forum: Hacks 09-11-2014, 02:26 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 7,690
Posted By Jim K in PA
I finally did a quick measurement of the...

I finally did a quick measurement of the alignment of the sidecar tire with the rear tire, and confirmed what I suspected. Instead of 1/2-3/4 inch of toe-in on a 60" base measurement, I have about...
Forum: Hacks 09-11-2014, 10:59 AM
Replies: 557
Views: 56,705
Posted By Jim K in PA
As long as it isn't you that has to go, DB! :D

As long as it isn't you that has to go, DB! :D
Forum: Hacks 09-11-2014, 10:56 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,176
Posted By Jim K in PA
YakkitySax just makes that even more hilarious. ...

YakkitySax just makes that even more hilarious. :rofl

The level of incompetence in that sequence was just astounding. :eek1
Forum: Old's Cool 09-11-2014, 10:40 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 63,389
Posted By Jim K in PA
That was my SWAG on it, with absolutely no basis...

That was my SWAG on it, with absolutely no basis for or right to making a guess. Honestly, I think that building a rig like that for that price range would be preferable (TO ME) than restoring an...
Forum: Hacks 09-11-2014, 09:36 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 7,690
Posted By Jim K in PA
The previous owner of my rig emailed me the other...

The previous owner of my rig emailed me the other day to tell me he had found an old registration from the guy who originally converted the rig for sidecar use. It turns out it was owned by Bob...
Forum: Hacks 09-11-2014, 09:32 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 7,690
Posted By Jim K in PA
Thanks Monkeydad. :1drink

Thanks Monkeydad. :1drink
Forum: Hacks 09-11-2014, 09:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 585
Posted By Jim K in PA
I agree, and did this with mine: ...

I agree, and did this with mine:

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-G6Ya1V4wMhQ/U1Ep_UrtrwI/AAAAAAAACQU/Q7wwwK8YdMc/s800/R90S%2520signal%2520brake%2520light.jpg

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Forum: Old's Cool 09-10-2014, 01:02 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 63,389
Posted By Jim K in PA
This really intrigues me . . . :wink:

This really intrigues me . . . :wink:
Forum: Hacks 09-09-2014, 04:31 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,882
Posted By Jim K in PA
Great rig, Hop. Just had to bump this thread. ...

Great rig, Hop. Just had to bump this thread. Your rig looks like Olga's half-sister. :D
...
Forum: Day Trippin' 09-09-2014, 08:39 AM
Replies: 216
Views: 35,598
Posted By Jim K in PA
Love them old FC150s. Stop at Bessie's for...

Love them old FC150s.

Stop at Bessie's for some Pasties just east of the upper end of the Mack bridge. We enjoyed them back in 2010 when we stopped there.
Forum: Airheads 09-08-2014, 08:45 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,176
Posted By Jim K in PA
Probably does. Why not ask him...

Probably does. Why not ask him (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=145899)? He is pretty friendly. :1drink

I may wind up having him PC my steel hoops when he re-does my sidecar...
Forum: Airheads 09-08-2014, 07:16 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,049
Posted By Jim K in PA
If'n you do use a cover, make sure it does NOT go...

If'n you do use a cover, make sure it does NOT go all the way to the ground. That will just trap moisture in it like a greenhouse. I have seen many a classic car destroyed that way.
Forum: Airheads 09-07-2014, 04:17 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,176
Posted By Jim K in PA
In a hurry? :rofl My snowflakes were...

In a hurry? :rofl

My snowflakes were painted silver. The final drive on my '79 is natural aluminum - no paint.
Forum: Hacks 09-05-2014, 05:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,505
Posted By Jim K in PA
I see an AOPA sticker on the windshield and it is...

I see an AOPA sticker on the windshield and it is at an airport. Are you a pilot?
Forum: Hacks 09-01-2014, 01:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,505
Posted By Jim K in PA
Congratulations Mike! That looks like an...

Congratulations Mike! That looks like an interesting rig with some history. The perimeter frame around the chair reminds me of the bumper cars at the amusement park :rofl .

I also love the...
Forum: Hacks 08-29-2014, 09:03 AM
Replies: 3,435
Views: 581,852
Posted By Jim K in PA
Looks like it could be a hoot, or a handful.

Looks like it could be a hoot, or a handful.
Forum: Airheads 08-28-2014, 01:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 289
Posted By Jim K in PA
Go poke around the Airheads sub-forum. There are...

Go poke around the Airheads sub-forum. There are a number of threads addressing fork swaps. Search for "Unholy Union". :D
Forum: Hacks 08-28-2014, 12:13 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 7,690
Posted By Jim K in PA
Took the wife out for another spin a few days...

Took the wife out for another spin a few days ago. Much grinning ensued. :D:D

The first echelon work is essentially done. We are going to ride it when we can for the rest of this season, and...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-22-2014, 07:02 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,196
Posted By Jim K in PA
For those not blessed with clairvoyance (j/k Dan...

For those not blessed with clairvoyance (j/k Dan :D) or prior knowledge of this event, here is a link: http://owlshead.org/events/detail/vintage-motorcycle-meet

The event is in Maine. There are a...
Forum: Hacks 08-21-2014, 11:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 683
Posted By Jim K in PA
<sigh> I am moving kids out to college dorms...

<sigh>

I am moving kids out to college dorms this weekend. I would love to go. If I had the time.

Thanks for the heads up. Is this an annual event?
Forum: Hacks 08-21-2014, 07:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 992
Posted By Jim K in PA
A regular shock with an air spring would be the...

A regular shock with an air spring would be the cat's ass. Adjustable and comfortable. :evil
Forum: Airheads 08-21-2014, 07:34 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,640
Posted By Jim K in PA
Great bike. :clap It looks like it just needs...

Great bike. :clap It looks like it just needs some basic TLC and to be ridden. If the rust spots really bother you, just mask off and hit it with a rattle can. Unless you are going for a show...
Forum: Airheads 08-21-2014, 07:26 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,640
Posted By Jim K in PA
No - not this one. Only the 19" snowflake wheels...

No - not this one. Only the 19" snowflake wheels were recalled. The R65 should have an 18" front wheel which was not recalled (unless this one was swapped for a 19 - in which case you will not get...
Forum: Airheads 08-21-2014, 06:44 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,280
Posted By Jim K in PA
That is the best damned looking fairing I have...

That is the best damned looking fairing I have ever seen on a GS! :D
Forum: Hacks 08-19-2014, 06:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,075
Posted By Jim K in PA
I'll have to wait until I get everything settled...

I'll have to wait until I get everything settled out before I decide what I will do with the disk wheel. It came from Claude's shop with the rest of the sidecar setup, so he will know what it is. It...
Forum: Hacks 08-18-2014, 11:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 850
Posted By Jim K in PA
:freaky :clap Congratulations. As...

:freaky :clap

Congratulations.

As others have said, when it comes to hacks, "you either get it, or you don't".

I bought Olga without ever riding a hack, and I will now never be without...
Forum: Hacks 08-18-2014, 11:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,075
Posted By Jim K in PA
Thanks for the info Mr7Q. I will do some reading...

Thanks for the info Mr7Q. I will do some reading tonight.

I did ping Woody over the vendors section. Link. (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=24874570&postcount=3086)

I will...
Forum: Vendors 08-18-2014, 11:21 AM
Replies: 3,101
Views: 533,927
Posted By Jim K in PA
Thanks for the quick reply Woody. Given the...

Thanks for the quick reply Woody.

Given the rust on the spokes & nipples (as well as the rim), replacement with SS hardware makes sense. One of the guys in the Hacks section here also noted that...
Forum: Vendors 08-18-2014, 09:29 AM
Replies: 3,101
Views: 533,927
Posted By Jim K in PA
Hey Woody. I have a question fer ya! First time...

Hey Woody. I have a question fer ya! First time posting in this enormous thread. I hope I don't get lost or beat up . . . :eek1

Some background: I have a new to me sidecar rig based on a 1975...
Forum: Hacks 08-18-2014, 09:14 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,075
Posted By Jim K in PA
I also just noticed that the rear wheel is laced...

I also just noticed that the rear wheel is laced differently on each side. Is that typical for a hack application?

LOL - "typical hack application". Like their is anything "typical" about a...
Forum: Airheads 08-15-2014, 06:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 751
Posted By Jim K in PA
Did you check at Realoem? According to the...

Did you check at Realoem?

According to the MaxBMW fiche (http://www.maxbmwmotorcycles.com/fiche/PartsFiche.aspx), the /7T was around from 5/76-7/78. The /T was around from 9/76-9/84. My T is an...
Forum: Hacks 08-14-2014, 04:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,075
Posted By Jim K in PA
Thanks for the input guys. I was already...

Thanks for the input guys. I was already contemplating sending it and the front wheel to Woody's, or perhaps to Chris C at Boxer Metal in Chico, CA.

I also would like to replace the solid disc...
Forum: Hacks 08-14-2014, 04:48 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 7,690
Posted By Jim K in PA
As I mentioned back in post #41...

As I mentioned back in post #41 (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=24463113&postcount=41), I discovered a problem with the left carb slowly flooding. I had renewed all the o-rings and...
Forum: Hacks 08-14-2014, 04:39 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 7,690
Posted By Jim K in PA
LOL - Thanks Ivan (I think?). I had/have the...

LOL - Thanks Ivan (I think?). I had/have the same visceral attraction to the rig. Maybe it's the combination of the 15" wheels, the Avon fairing, and the low stance. I really love this rig.


...
Forum: Hacks 08-14-2014, 01:23 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,997
Posted By Jim K in PA
:rofl All part of the friendly service here...

:rofl

All part of the friendly service here on ADV.

:lol3
Forum: Hacks 08-14-2014, 10:59 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,997
Posted By Jim K in PA
NO question, that is a great deal on a great...

NO question, that is a great deal on a great setup.

http://i640.photobucket.com/albums/uu129/soldierguy20031/Suzuki%20Sidecar/IMG_1344_zps255404f0.jpg

Not as sexy as Olga, though . . . :D:D:D
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