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Forum: Airheads 06-08-2014, 01:43 PM
Replies: 2,590
Views: 578,461
Posted By helion42
Thanks fer the help, guys. I had a few people...

Thanks fer the help, guys. I had a few people offer to sell me used ones, and if I end up not being able to find some that are in good shape + reseal kits for less than a pair of new ones, I'll go...
Forum: Airheads 06-06-2014, 07:47 PM
Replies: 2,590
Views: 578,461
Posted By helion42
Restoring a /5.....

as much as I love buying parts for their weight in gold....

WTB a pair of 20mm petcocks (for a /5), preferably karcomas or similar rebuildables for (hopefully) less than $80 pair.

ebay sellers...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-08-2013, 12:42 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 8,200
Posted By helion42
stuff like that has never worked for me. I ended...

stuff like that has never worked for me. I ended up just getting a FF with a pinlock-ready visor, so you just snap in the second lens and no problems. For goggles, I never used them on the bike, but...
Forum: Airheads 01-24-2013, 10:41 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,089
Posted By helion42
:lurk :lurk Looked like something dragged up from...

:lurk :lurk Looked like something dragged up from the ocean. Great story! It's really turning into a nice runner. :lurk :lurk
Forum: Airheads 01-11-2013, 12:17 PM
Replies: 497
Views: 52,161
Posted By helion42
:lol3 :rofl :lol3 just "Thanks"? ...

:lol3 :rofl :lol3 just "Thanks"?



Nah, looks like it's a rare correct listing for a SWB /5. The tabs you see is to mount the LH rear strut.


I mean, it's obviously a joke at this point....
Forum: Airheads 01-03-2013, 09:55 AM
Replies: 497
Views: 52,161
Posted By helion42
http://www.ebay.com/itm/BMW-R50-5-R60-5-R75-5-KARC...

http://www.ebay.com/itm/BMW-R50-5-R60-5-R75-5-KARCOMA-PETCOCKS-FUEL-VALVES-SWB-LWB-5-6-500-600-750-/320972865503?pt=Motorcycles_Parts_Accessories&hash=item4abb793fdf&vxp=mtr

Some trashed Karkomas...
Forum: Airheads 12-21-2012, 05:20 PM
Replies: 497
Views: 52,161
Posted By helion42
Gee, that looks just like the 85-cent toggle...

Gee, that looks just like the 85-cent toggle switch that used to start up my DRZ.
Forum: Airheads 12-03-2012, 01:45 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 505
Posted By helion42
Assembling the old /5 motor...

I'm about to put my lump back together and since my build thread gets buried/ignored/whatever I decided some fresh thread is in order. For reference, it is a all-original 1972 swb R75/5, but the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-02-2012, 07:53 PM
Replies: 1,606
Views: 368,874
Posted By helion42
I would think that a lot of drivers cut over the...

I would think that a lot of drivers cut over the line a bit because they're afraid of the intensity of pushing the limit in the set curve :lol3
Forum: Airheads 11-11-2012, 09:13 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,405
Posted By helion42
Got the machine work done on the jugs - bored and...

Got the machine work done on the jugs - bored and honed to fit the new pistons. Unfortunately, he didn't remember that I asked him to check the ring gap (thankfully he didn't install the pistons to...
Forum: Airheads 11-10-2012, 09:42 AM
Replies: 497
Views: 52,161
Posted By helion42
"a paltry package of patinated parts peddled for...

"a paltry package of patinated parts peddled for premium prices"
Forum: Airheads 11-10-2012, 09:22 AM
Replies: 497
Views: 52,161
Posted By helion42
Found a few funnies. $18.41 for a fistful of...

Found a few funnies.

$18.41 for a fistful of filthy fender fasteners....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-08-2012, 07:55 AM
Replies: 1,606
Views: 368,874
Posted By helion42
I thought the same, but those are outrigger...

I thought the same, but those are outrigger wheels that do what your feet could do on a "real bike". they drop down at stops, hopefully automatically. This video's pretty lame but you get the idea in...
Forum: Face plant 10-10-2012, 07:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,682
Posted By helion42
+1 for free pie. :lol3 The few Amish that...

+1 for free pie. :lol3

The few Amish that I've interacted with seem very similar to the Mormons I grew up next to - if you're their neighbor or at least in the local circle, you get benefits of...
Forum: Face plant 10-09-2012, 10:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,659
Posted By helion42
Was it one of those Chinese bike-in-a-box things?...

Was it one of those Chinese bike-in-a-box things? I see ads for the 250cc sportbike-style TANKs and have been tempted to get one for an efficient getabout. I had a TANK scooter that was amazing...
Forum: Airheads 09-30-2012, 08:14 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,405
Posted By helion42
That letter is pretty amazing, Disston. real cool...

That letter is pretty amazing, Disston. real cool stuff. England is absolutely amazing, the air does me well, and theres definitely a more practical appreciation for their history and vintage...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-29-2012, 09:44 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 17,053
Posted By helion42
Last winter was really warm, and I don't think...

Last winter was really warm, and I don't think many died like they usually do after a season. All over the states we've had like 2-3 times as many bugs. One afternoon I went out and there was a huge...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-27-2012, 09:58 AM
Replies: 1,606
Views: 368,874
Posted By helion42
And that, ladies and gentlemens, is why All The...

And that, ladies and gentlemens, is why All The Gear All The Time.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-11-2012, 04:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,742
Posted By helion42
Could be pretty sweet, but I agree with the...

Could be pretty sweet, but I agree with the comments - in wet weather, the actuators are gonna have, like, zero traction. Stopping in all situations is a bug to work out, but for a concept it's got...
Forum: Airheads 09-08-2012, 08:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,816
Posted By helion42
I had the same surprise with one that had been...

I had the same surprise with one that had been sitting for 20 years, I borrowed a wrench and expected absolute hell. No oil, just decided to try a light tap at first and they spun right off. No trace...
Forum: Airheads 09-01-2012, 12:35 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,405
Posted By helion42
I can see it being a decent source, but they seem...

I can see it being a decent source, but they seem like the kind of company I'll only deal with if I have to. Hans Lowe, Capital Cycle, Bing n such have been way less pain. A lot of it has to do with...
Forum: Airheads 08-31-2012, 08:03 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,405
Posted By helion42
Thanks for the offer Renner! but I ended up just...

Thanks for the offer Renner! but I ended up just ordering from motobins, and got some low bars and a new headgasket (one got messed up) and then got charged a...lot... for shipping. When everything...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-30-2012, 09:54 PM
Replies: 9,936
Views: 2,042,975
Posted By helion42
A volatile combination, I'm working the same....

A volatile combination, I'm working the same. Even with a franken-engine, the E30 really is just a slow car that's fun to drive fast.
Before the rebuild, it had such a whine that I had someone ask...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-29-2012, 06:13 PM
Replies: 1,606
Views: 368,874
Posted By helion42
Oh! I thought they had a 3-wheel 600. ..Maybe...

Oh! I thought they had a 3-wheel 600. ..Maybe that was only the 4-wheeled ones?

edit - yep. just the 4-wheelers had the boxer
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-29-2012, 11:26 AM
Replies: 1,606
Views: 368,874
Posted By helion42
God, those things are absolute death on three...

God, those things are absolute death on three wheels.

Cool idea though, I've only seen two in person. Pretty much just an egg with a front door, and a motorcycle boxer engine.
And fortunately a...
Forum: Airheads 08-21-2012, 01:30 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,405
Posted By helion42
So, the shop said it'll need a bore & hone, so...

So, the shop said it'll need a bore & hone, so I'm needing 1st overbore pistons. BMW hucky is like $600, Motobins will run me $473 for both pistons, rings, gudgeon pins, circlips.

If anyone knows...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-21-2012, 11:10 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 7,573
Posted By helion42
Same deal here, but it was a tradition for my dad...

Same deal here, but it was a tradition for my dad that when they show up to micromanage their every interaction with the house. wipe your feet here. don't use this lightswitch unless the other one is...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-21-2012, 09:43 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 7,573
Posted By helion42
It's a great book, but when I picked it up around...

It's a great book, but when I picked it up around the age of 16 I was expecting more... bike stuff. It did however fuel my desire to travel and think about things differently.

I definitely agree...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-16-2012, 09:53 AM
Replies: 12,452
Views: 1,631,589
Posted By helion42
Haha it's doubtful, it's something my grandpa...

Haha it's doubtful, it's something my grandpa said to me some time ago. And I went to a teensy, small outdoorsy school
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-14-2012, 10:49 AM
Replies: 35,627
Views: 9,010,595
Posted By helion42
The white winged dove has the same descriptive...

The white winged dove has the same descriptive call, I've not heard many owls though
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-13-2012, 05:31 PM
Replies: 12,452
Views: 1,631,589
Posted By helion42
Selling my TANK scooter

Bright orange '07 TANK urban Classic 150. 3,070 miles. $400 or best offer, it has a few issues so I'm going cheap.
It is located in East Central, SLC

Listed here:...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-12-2012, 07:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,607
Posted By helion42
Once you get more comfortable/confident with the...

Once you get more comfortable/confident with the bike you get used to the old risks and take new ones.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-09-2012, 09:31 AM
Replies: 35,627
Views: 9,010,595
Posted By helion42
That's some beautiful area, I used to bicycle...

That's some beautiful area, I used to bicycle around there a lot. I especially like the ride between Westhaven and Arcata, through the little forest/seaside trails and pastures. Really incredible....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-05-2012, 08:36 AM
Replies: 1,606
Views: 368,874
Posted By helion42
I was thinking the same thing while watching it...

I was thinking the same thing while watching it lol, "why is no one throwing gravel?"
Forum: Face plant 08-04-2012, 11:51 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,756
Posted By helion42
I had an owl try to nab the headlight off my cage...

I had an owl try to nab the headlight off my cage once! He rolled up the hood, got stuck on the wiper arm, rolled up off the windscreen and flew into a tree probably wondering what the fuck kind of...
Forum: Face plant 07-27-2012, 11:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,808
Posted By helion42
Didn't spring for the texturized concrete? ...

Didn't spring for the texturized concrete?

edit - not a day later and I almost do the same (sans bike) and earned a sweet bruise on my hip. your driveway must have a good slope if you slid 20...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-27-2012, 10:51 AM
Replies: 35,627
Views: 9,010,595
Posted By helion42
This. is a frightened city.

Usually I just lurk here but had to post a reply. The ever lurking, killer cars.

<iframe width="420" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/I-75sde6YYg" frameborder="0"...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-27-2012, 10:39 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,981
Posted By helion42
catch a fish with your bare hands, gut it and...

catch a fish with your bare hands, gut it and stuff with lemons and tomatoes stolen from lands afar, wrapped in tinfoil and strapped to the exhaust header to cook while you ride. Cook rice on the...
Forum: Face plant 07-24-2012, 04:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,529
Posted By helion42
sounds like pretty poor track etiquette for him...

sounds like pretty poor track etiquette for him to cut across a line abruptly like that, but were you setting up to pass him on the outside? or just dodged to where he was going?
Forum: Airheads 07-16-2012, 01:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,270
Posted By helion42
if you mean for the gearing or whatever, it's...

if you mean for the gearing or whatever, it's just 2 to 1. in all gas engines, the cam is spinning at half the rate of the crank.
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