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Forum: Airheads Yesterday, 06:53 PM
Replies: 641
Views: 56,698
Posted By bpeckm
:lol3 Nap time is SO peaceful, both for...

:lol3


Nap time is SO peaceful, both for the youngun's and their keepers......


:wink:
Forum: Airheads Yesterday, 09:09 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 6,235
Posted By bpeckm
Following with interest, as I did a FrankenBeemer...

Following with interest, as I did a FrankenBeemer several years ago. Your wiring skills are above-average, which makes it fun...so many people have a tough time with the electricals.....:cry


...
Forum: Airheads 07-22-2014, 01:40 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 874
Posted By bpeckm
Please don't mention February....today, and for...

Please don't mention February....today, and for that matter, almost all summer so far (!) is gorgeous! Low humidity, eighty-ish degrees...:wink:....

..... poifect for a ride....


:evil
Forum: Airheads 07-22-2014, 11:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 387
Posted By bpeckm
:eek1 GREAT picture... worth a thousand...

:eek1

GREAT picture... worth a thousand words yada yada yada... Sorry for your troubles, though....

:evil
Forum: Airheads 07-21-2014, 08:55 PM
Replies: 6,101
Views: 1,229,018
Posted By bpeckm
:D Beautiful results, both the Vintage...

:D

Beautiful results, both the Vintage (R50-Slash 2 and R27's) and the 60/7. Please post more pictures!!


Where are you, and where are you finding the "raw material" for the bikes to be...
Forum: Airheads 07-21-2014, 08:17 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,221
Posted By bpeckm
:wink: Balance. It is the...

:wink:


Balance.




It is the secret to life.
Forum: Airheads 07-21-2014, 08:15 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,221
Posted By bpeckm
:wink: Balance. It is the...

:wink:


Balance.




It is the secret to life.
Forum: Airheads 07-21-2014, 05:28 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 874
Posted By bpeckm
The NGK B8HS might be a little cool but should be...

The NGK B8HS might be a little cool but should be OK. (NGK higher numbers are hotter, Bosch higher numbers are cooler...nobody knows why.... just the way of the world!!),,

Do the plug tips look,...
Forum: Airheads 07-21-2014, 05:25 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 874
Posted By bpeckm
Spark plug wires from Motorrad Elektrik,...

Spark plug wires from Motorrad Elektrik, non-resistor types: (http://www.motoelekt.com/ignition.htm)



http://www.motoelekt.com/2plugwires.jpg



:evil
Forum: Airheads 07-21-2014, 03:49 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,221
Posted By bpeckm
Wheelie-ing isn't JUST about power... with the...

Wheelie-ing isn't JUST about power... with the right weight distribution and balance, i.e. yanking on the bars.... well, it doesn't take THAT much power....!!
...
Forum: Airheads 07-21-2014, 10:57 AM
Replies: 983
Views: 166,162
Posted By bpeckm
Brilliant! Re: size: they look like the...

Brilliant!

Re: size: they look like the standard size that we use for shifters etc. Obviously without using that tiny little wire "safety clip" that keeps the ball from popping inadvertently.
...
Forum: Airheads 07-20-2014, 07:49 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 874
Posted By bpeckm
Like somebody up-thread said, those p;oints are...

Like somebody up-thread said, those p;oints are an aftermarket setup. They are likely to be just fine, they make the final timing real easy, by being able to adjust the point gap while running...
Forum: Airheads 07-20-2014, 07:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 615
Posted By bpeckm
Sounds like you have power to the horn... the...

Sounds like you have power to the horn... the button simply "completes" the circuit by grounding the horn (it goes from the terminal to the horn button to ground). First thing to do is to clean the...
Forum: Airheads 07-20-2014, 03:16 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 874
Posted By bpeckm
I've been re-reading your post.... since the...

I've been re-reading your post.... since the magneto fires at the same time for both sparkplugs (wasted spark system: only one cylinder can "use" the spark as it is on the compression/fire...
Forum: Airheads 07-20-2014, 02:35 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 874
Posted By bpeckm
Read through Aushermans' advice on isolating...

Read through Aushermans' advice on isolating (previous post, above)... whether it MIGHT be your ignitions switch (at the headlihgt).

You will need to isolate just what is not working: simplest...
Forum: Airheads 07-20-2014, 12:17 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 874
Posted By bpeckm
Do you have a test light or a continuity tester? ...

Do you have a test light or a continuity tester? The points, when closed, go to ground.

Basic timing is with the magneto, which has (iirc!) little alignment marks, and then "fine timing" is...
Forum: Airheads 07-20-2014, 07:07 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 497
Posted By bpeckm
:clap I love riding my 80ST, but I do miss...

:clap

I love riding my 80ST, but I do miss the purr of my ole 50/2. What a sweet, sweet sound, either at idle or winding 'er out..... sigh.....

:D
Forum: Airheads 07-20-2014, 07:00 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 874
Posted By bpeckm
My guess is that your points closed up... Magneto...

My guess is that your points closed up... Magneto coil failure is historically not so dramatic, failing when hot and then working again once cooled off.

As said above, check under the front...
Forum: Airheads 07-20-2014, 06:57 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 705
Posted By bpeckm
:cry Ouch It's a helluva job to replace...

:cry Ouch

It's a helluva job to replace the rear plate....output flange off (special tool with major torgue), then re-install with proper shimming etc. Professional work by skilled airhead...
Forum: Airheads 07-19-2014, 08:29 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,175
Posted By bpeckm
Shell Rotella is never a bad choice, but don't...

Shell Rotella is never a bad choice, but don't know if it is available in single weight.... and is probably a detergent type? It does have lotsa zddp though!!

:evil
Forum: Airheads 07-19-2014, 03:35 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,175
Posted By bpeckm
There is a sliding lever on the airfilter...

There is a sliding lever on the airfilter housing. I closes off the air flow into the filter....though not being completely airtight, it really just restricts airflow so that you can get a richer...
Forum: Airheads 07-19-2014, 02:08 PM
Replies: 6,101
Views: 1,229,018
Posted By bpeckm
I noticed that you didn't specify just WHICH...

I noticed that you didn't specify just WHICH summer..... :evil


:lol3
Forum: Airheads 07-18-2014, 04:04 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 18,744
Posted By bpeckm
:evil indeed....you do have a way of...

:evil



indeed....you do have a way of "testing"......:evil

http://bpeckm.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/ADVenture/i-KKspb2M/0/L/7534173154_05e55b61f5_b-L.jpg


:D
Forum: Airheads 07-18-2014, 03:58 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,175
Posted By bpeckm
:evil But, Oh, So True!!! ...

:evil





But, Oh, So True!!!


:D
Forum: Airheads 07-18-2014, 03:19 PM
Replies: 1,717
Views: 173,952
Posted By bpeckm
...and the points, which is how the timing is...

...and the points, which is how the timing is set.....

:D
Forum: Airheads 07-18-2014, 10:25 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,175
Posted By bpeckm
I had a 50/2, and it had it's own "preferred"...

I had a 50/2, and it had it's own "preferred" routine, and I sense that they all do. Gas coming from the carbs (continuosly?) indicates a stuck float valve. I found that my bike was very particular...
Forum: Airheads 07-18-2014, 10:18 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,175
Posted By bpeckm
:eek1 ......aargh.... and I was WARNED........

:eek1

......aargh.... and I was WARNED..... :rofl

:D
Forum: Airheads 07-18-2014, 10:09 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,446
Posted By bpeckm
The EuroMotoElektrik system is definitely a...

The EuroMotoElektrik system is definitely a different unit. The other three seem to be the same basics, with different voltage regulator, ancillary wires and hookups etc.

:D
Forum: Airheads 07-18-2014, 07:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 682
Posted By bpeckm
Go! The above advice is sound. :evil

Go!

The above advice is sound.

:evil
Forum: Airheads 07-18-2014, 07:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 579
Posted By bpeckm
We use this kind of pin alot in the marine...

We use this kind of pin alot in the marine industries, for secure pinning but easy release. You would have to do some custom work, for sure, but these pins work well (they also come with a T-handle...
Forum: Airheads 07-17-2014, 01:22 PM
Replies: 6,101
Views: 1,229,018
Posted By bpeckm
:eek1 :lol3

:eek1



:lol3
Forum: Airheads 07-17-2014, 12:12 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,607
Posted By bpeckm
:huh Another fearless inmate does it in...

:huh

Another fearless inmate does it in style:

http://bpeckm.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/ADVenture/i-4DwHngZ/0/L/7534138536_a7ef6ca117_b-L.jpg
...
Forum: Airheads 07-17-2014, 12:09 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,607
Posted By bpeckm
:wink: The idea of putting a load above the...

:wink:

The idea of putting a load above the jugs is a good one, and lots of variations can be found.... though I am not sure it's the best place for a plastic jug of gasoline......:eek1
...
Forum: Airheads 07-17-2014, 12:04 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,366
Posted By bpeckm
...and run BOTH magnetos.... Good point on those...

...and run BOTH magnetos.... Good point on those "critical moments" when you want to be Durn Sure....

:evil
Forum: Airheads 07-17-2014, 06:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 579
Posted By bpeckm
You undercharged me, and we both know it......

You undercharged me, and we both know it... payback is a bitch!!

:evil
Forum: Airheads 07-16-2014, 07:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 579
Posted By bpeckm
No cashola, just pm me your mailing address, and...

No cashola, just pm me your mailing address, and off it goes.... the value of
"jenna has my old seat, holy crap", is worth the price of postage.... you've been good to me, and we all love what you...
Forum: Airheads 07-16-2014, 04:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 579
Posted By bpeckm
More pics for Jenna: Top as it is this very...

More pics for Jenna:

Top as it is this very evening:
http://bpeckm.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/My-R80ST/i-Gfm82V5/0/L/Old%20seat%20underside%20%282%29-L.jpg

Bottom of seat (note the many many...
Forum: Airheads 07-16-2014, 04:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 579
Posted By bpeckm
I am still wrestling with the seat issue.......

I am still wrestling with the seat issue.... short legs, tall bike, if you know what I mean....:evil

I have the old seat that I cut down, sitting in the garage, now that I have the new Corbin on...
Forum: Airheads 07-16-2014, 07:55 AM
Replies: 1,717
Views: 173,952
Posted By bpeckm
Email sent to Danedg... :evil

Email sent to Danedg...

:evil
Forum: Old's Cool 07-14-2014, 03:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 550
Posted By bpeckm
Welcome to the Asylum, as we have been known to...

Welcome to the Asylum, as we have been known to call Us.....

Yes, do sort out that flickering oil light! The low-pressure light cuts in at something like 4-5psi, which is very low, indeed. But,...
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