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Forum: Airheads 07-17-2012, 06:29 AM
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Posted By Darbone85737
Sounds good. I leave next Sunday for ride out to...

Sounds good. I leave next Sunday for ride out to California. I work as a flagger at Laguna Seca for the motogp races. I'll be back the beginning of August.
Forum: Airheads 07-16-2012, 01:52 PM
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Views: 663,642
Posted By Darbone85737
If you're around Wednesday night there's a meet...

If you're around Wednesday night there's a meet of the Tucson Vintage Motorcycle Riders at Barrio Brewing Co http://barriobrewing.com/page/16994-Location . Things get going around 6 or so. Good...
Forum: Airheads 07-13-2012, 11:12 AM
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Posted By Darbone85737
I've been riding the bike as it is seen. Yes,...

I've been riding the bike as it is seen. Yes, it's low but I haven't grounded the covers. It handles much more sharply than the stock configuration. I've ridden it up in the mountains fairly...
Forum: Airheads 07-13-2012, 11:01 AM
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Views: 663,642
Posted By Darbone85737
Black is powdercoat. For me it's the only way to...

Black is powdercoat. For me it's the only way to go on a motorcycle that actually gets ridden.
Forum: Airheads 07-13-2012, 04:48 AM
Replies: 1,275
Views: 663,642
Posted By Darbone85737
Brakes and front end (KYB 43mm) are from Kawasaki...

Brakes and front end (KYB 43mm) are from Kawasaki ZX7R. The exhaust was fabricated from some metal bends and tubing fom a local hot rod shop with megaphones and reverse cones purchased on the...
Forum: Airheads 07-12-2012, 03:43 PM
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Views: 663,642
Posted By Darbone85737
Mine is done

http://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/523382_2245668557479_1136387896_n.jpg


Finally have it on the road and riding. I've been amazed how well it rides and handles. The time and effort was...
Forum: Airheads 07-10-2012, 07:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,738
Posted By Darbone85737
I got "birth certificates" for my plunger frame...

I got "birth certificates" for my plunger frame and /2 bikes through the BMW archivist. For the R68 they required photos of the frame number, engine numbe and case numbers as those bikes are...
Forum: Airheads 06-26-2012, 11:20 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,018
Posted By Darbone85737
If you're in Mississippi your best source for any...

If you're in Mississippi your best source for any BMW information is in Sturgis

My 1974 R90S was in daytona orange. I sold off everything but the matching frame and engine to build what I wanted ...
Forum: Airheads 06-17-2012, 05:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 606
Posted By Darbone85737
The vendor I found most reliable and usually less...

The vendor I found most reliable and usually less expensive is BMW Mobile Traditions (Mark Huggett) http://www.bmwbike. In the States I use BenchMarkworks. Max BMW would be my last choice
Forum: Airheads 06-07-2012, 03:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 908
Posted By Darbone85737
If you have any intention of selling the bike...

If you have any intention of selling the bike down the line keep the /2 tank and put it on at that time. The Hoske tank will bring you more money sold separately than any additional value it would...
Forum: Airheads 05-30-2012, 05:53 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 353
Posted By Darbone85737
battery

I'm almost done with my RS90 cafe bike. The last item to be completed seems to be one of the most problematic. What is the smallest size (in CCA and amperage) battery that will turn that mother of...
Forum: Airheads 05-18-2012, 06:44 AM
Replies: 1,275
Views: 663,642
Posted By Darbone85737
Very nice !

Very nice !
Forum: Airheads 05-15-2012, 06:37 PM
Replies: 1,275
Views: 663,642
Posted By Darbone85737
Thanks. The ride height won't be set until the...

Thanks. The ride height won't be set until the rear shocks are mounted. The wooden slats used in the rear are just for initial set-up. The shocks will have eye-to-eye measurement of 12.5 inches.
...
Forum: Airheads 05-15-2012, 06:33 PM
Replies: 1,275
Views: 663,642
Posted By Darbone85737
The headers are plain steel made with bends...

The headers are plain steel made with bends purchased at a local hot rod shop. They'll be ceramic coated when finished.

I used to do pre-1970 BMW restorations. After I finished and sold a...
Forum: Airheads 05-15-2012, 06:20 PM
Replies: 1,275
Views: 663,642
Posted By Darbone85737
Sorry for the delay in responding. I've been back...

Sorry for the delay in responding. I've been back east for a bit and just returned to Tucson this morning.

I'll get back soon to try and answer questions. Basically the stem was removed from my...
Forum: Airheads 05-07-2012, 11:37 AM
Replies: 221
Views: 104,108
Posted By Darbone85737
on my RS90 custom.... with KYB inverted forks. ...

on my RS90 custom.... with KYB inverted forks. Seemed foolish to me to use massive clamps on spindly fork tubes, but that's just me
...
Forum: Airheads 05-07-2012, 08:44 AM
Replies: 1,275
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Posted By Darbone85737
http://a5.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/582...

http://a5.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/582228_2121339969342_1721125493_1076293_524421632_n.jpg

http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-snc7/318204_2121529574082_1960746771_n.jpg
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Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-11-2011, 07:57 AM
Replies: 187
Views: 50,357
Posted By Darbone85737
Late to the party

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4006/4546178858_c21f710c85_b.jpg
Forum: 2 smokers 03-21-2011, 06:06 PM
Replies: 210
Views: 41,195
Posted By Darbone85737
Here's a picture of my 1968 Matador M26 ...

Here's a picture of my 1968 Matador M26

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5285/5297001390_14ee1841fb_b.jpg
Forum: Equipment 03-21-2011, 05:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,156
Posted By Darbone85737
Great boots that actually fit American sized...

Great boots that actually fit American sized feet. Tried Sidis but they are just too narrow, even in my size. The Scouts fit right from the get-go
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-15-2011, 06:57 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 305
Posted By Darbone85737
Vintage Bike Show & Swap - Sunday April 10th

Tucson Vintage Motorcycle Riders 2nd Annual Bike Show and Swap Meet will be held at the Barrio Brewery (800 E 16th ST., Tucson, AZ) on Sunday, April 10th.

FREE Registration is on site beginning...
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