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Forum: Airheads 05-29-2014, 05:17 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,408
Posted By Player B
one more note: I would only recommend doing...

one more note:

I would only recommend doing this to the big tube swingarm design (81+?)

It is substantially stiffer than the older swingarms.
Forum: Airheads 05-29-2014, 05:15 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,408
Posted By Player B
I asked around the asylum here to see if there...

I asked around the asylum here to see if there were any examples of what i was looking at doing. Somebody had found a picture of the R80 g/s prototype that was built with a dual shock swingarm and a...
Forum: Airheads 05-29-2014, 03:53 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,408
Posted By Player B
Sounds like you already know what you're doing...

Sounds like you already know what you're doing when it comes to any Fab you'll have to do on the swingarm. Just figured I'd post a picture of my 1983 R80 that's been modified to use a standard...
Forum: Airheads 05-08-2014, 07:53 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,181
Posted By Player B
awesome! keep up the good work. Its great to...

awesome! keep up the good work. Its great to get a chance to see all that is involved in a proper job.
Forum: Airheads 04-08-2014, 02:52 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,871
Posted By Player B
more pics! ...

more pics!

https://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/t31.0-8/q82/s720x720/1278151_10100401899462099_3337502813479127826_o.jpg
...
Forum: Airheads 04-03-2014, 05:55 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,871
Posted By Player B
Ha! I thought the same thing. Only 6'3", but you...

Ha! I thought the same thing. Only 6'3", but you can see why I'm hesitant to put Rearsets on the bike. The location where most people put them would have my knees up in my chest. I'd like to make my...
Forum: Airheads 04-03-2014, 10:18 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,871
Posted By Player B
Had a buddy take a couple pictures of the bike...

Had a buddy take a couple pictures of the bike with his camera. Much better than the Iphone ones that I've been snapping. There are more to come, but here's a couple.
...
Forum: Airheads 03-16-2014, 10:30 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,871
Posted By Player B
Thanks for the positive responses guys. I was...

Thanks for the positive responses guys. I was happy that my first couple changes looked good and I didn't screw things up. I'm ecstatic about what its turned into. Better than I could have hoped...
Forum: Airheads 03-15-2014, 06:26 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,871
Posted By Player B
Bikes been modified again. Some of you may have...

Bikes been modified again. Some of you may have seen the results in another thread I posted about modifying a dual shock swingarm to fit a monolever shock.

Here's that thread:...
Forum: Airheads 03-12-2014, 07:31 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,632
Posted By Player B
Thanks! Been able to ride her a couple times...

Thanks!

Been able to ride her a couple times since I wrapped everything up and she is handling great. In fact, she feels better than she did before. But I imagine that's mostly b/c the old...
Forum: Airheads 03-01-2014, 07:36 AM
Replies: 6,048
Views: 1,214,014
Posted By Player B
Just finished the most recent updates to my...

Just finished the most recent updates to my project. Planning on updating my build thread when I have some time. In the meanwhile here's a little teaser
...
Forum: Airheads 02-18-2014, 10:10 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,632
Posted By Player B
Well, Bikes up and running. probably about...

Well, Bikes up and running. probably about 20-25 miles on the new setup. Feels great. Much better than before, but then again, the old shocks were shot.

Putting the airbox back on really...
Forum: Airheads 02-14-2014, 11:52 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,632
Posted By Player B
The parts fiche seems to make all of them look...

The parts fiche seems to make all of them look the same...

'newer big tube"
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-t5Uhwh77hqE/Uv5ziUfgTHI/AAAAAAAADzc/EBpGncbxkFE/w240-h180-no/big+tube+swingarm.jpg...
Forum: Airheads 02-14-2014, 07:11 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,632
Posted By Player B
well, the more I thought about it, the more I...

well, the more I thought about it, the more I liked the idea of adding a small gusset. Wanted something to help spread the load going from the bottom tube near the shock mount to the main cradle.
...
Forum: Airheads 02-14-2014, 07:03 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,632
Posted By Player B
I had the same concerns about possible twisting...

I had the same concerns about possible twisting loads and asked the same questions when I first made this thread. Did a lot of picture searching as well. Consensus seems to be that as long as you...
Forum: Airheads 02-13-2014, 11:12 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,632
Posted By Player B
is that #5 in this picture of the part fiche? ...

is that #5 in this picture of the part fiche? I'll take a look at it the first chance I get.

http://www.maxbmwmotorcycles.com/fiche/DiagramsMid/B0000373.png?v=04302013
Forum: Airheads 02-13-2014, 11:11 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,632
Posted By Player B
thanks for comments guys. I've shared most of...

thanks for comments guys. I've shared most of the same thoughts and concerns. definitely going to be keeping a close eye on things for a while.

some random thoughts.

The monolever bikes that...
Forum: Airheads 02-13-2014, 06:54 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,632
Posted By Player B
I can't compare them to the stock airbox. The...

I can't compare them to the stock airbox. The only time I rode it like that was the 30 minute drive home when I bought it and it was still in full RT gear.

I haven't put it on the dyno, but from...
Forum: Airheads 02-12-2014, 02:57 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,632
Posted By Player B
Hey guys, I'm going to do an update to the...

Hey guys,

I'm going to do an update to the little build thread I have when I get everything finished, but this one would be the best for a small update.

After some work (and a lot of blank...
Forum: Airheads 01-22-2014, 06:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 398
Posted By Player B
Thanks guys! exactly what I plan on doing......

Thanks guys!

exactly what I plan on doing... just wanted a place to start at. I'll probably start a little colder than I'm using on just the .120" tubing and run a 3/8" long bead. I can always...
Forum: Airheads 01-21-2014, 06:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 398
Posted By Player B
1983 R80 frame wall thickness

Anybody know what the wall thickness is of the main cradle on a 1983 r80?

Starting the fabrication on a new subframe for my project which will require a bit of welding on the down tubes right...
Forum: Airheads 01-07-2014, 11:14 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,632
Posted By Player B
thanks, it's a work in progress... and I'm a...

thanks, it's a work in progress... and I'm a little ocd. I think the back quarter view makes it look a little better than it does from the side.

Doesn't NEED to be done, but sometimes its the...
Forum: Airheads 01-07-2014, 11:07 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,632
Posted By Player B
Does anybody know if there is anything inherently...

Does anybody know if there is anything inherently different in the final drive I have that would make using the mount on the final drive unsafe? That bolts going to see a higher shearing load than...
Forum: Airheads 12-08-2013, 02:41 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,632
Posted By Player B
Thanks for the pics guys!

Thanks for the pics guys!
Forum: Airheads 12-07-2013, 01:10 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,632
Posted By Player B
Installing a stock monoshock on a dualshock Airhead?

I'm about to embark to fabricating a new subframe for my airhead project and am debating about modifying the bike to a monoshock set-up at the same time.

The bike started life as a 1983 R80. Been...
Forum: Airheads 06-01-2013, 08:08 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,871
Posted By Player B
thats exactly what I did to somebody else :D ...

thats exactly what I did to somebody else :D

I was never able to fully get the vibration out at idle when I was running the straight pods. When I installed the old intake tubes, it immediately...
Forum: Airheads 05-31-2013, 07:58 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,871
Posted By Player B
took a quick video to show off the exhaust sound...

took a quick video to show off the exhaust sound a couple weeks ago. Totally forgot to share it... :fpalm

<iframe width="420" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/WUteTZ0XdHc?rel=0"...
Forum: Airheads 04-30-2013, 10:51 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,871
Posted By Player B
1, No good video's right now, but I'll look try...

1, No good video's right now, but I'll look try and get one up. Hell, I don't even know what they sound like from anywhere but directly on top of the bike. They're not quiet at high rpms, but...
Forum: Airheads 01-10-2013, 07:17 PM
Replies: 6,048
Views: 1,214,014
Posted By Player B
Thanks! As of right now, the tank isn't...

Thanks!

As of right now, the tank isn't clear coated. I just wipe it down with WD40 after everyride. Not quite as shiny as the day I stripped it, but there isn't any oxidation showing. Part of...
Forum: Airheads 01-09-2013, 09:46 PM
Replies: 6,048
Views: 1,214,014
Posted By Player B
Just posting some updated pictures of my build ...

Just posting some updated pictures of my build

http://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/530334_996553701279_1618269516_n.jpg
...
Forum: Airheads 01-07-2013, 01:19 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,871
Posted By Player B
Been a busy christmas season for me. Got a lot...

Been a busy christmas season for me. Got a lot of work done on cleaning up the bike. Short summary includes: detabbing the frame, painting the frame, painting the wheels, degreasing the engine,...
Forum: Airheads 10-11-2012, 05:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,472
Posted By Player B
Laugh Yes please! Lots of pictures!

Yes please! Lots of pictures!
Forum: Airheads 10-09-2012, 09:05 PM
Replies: 580
Views: 118,064
Posted By Player B
quick note on how I handled the charging light on...

quick note on how I handled the charging light on my 1983 R80RT

After the board delaminated in my speedo I decided to replace it with an acewell 4553 for two main reasons
1. It has an actual...
Forum: Airheads 10-03-2012, 08:07 PM
Replies: 839
Views: 295,649
Posted By Player B
Never seen this one before, but I really really...

Never seen this one before, but I really really like it. Anybody know anything about it?


http://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/581991_416250725087422_1832999492_n.jpg
Forum: Airheads 09-27-2012, 07:23 AM
Replies: 612
Views: 68,192
Posted By Player B
Very interested in how bright you get those bar...

Very interested in how bright you get those bar end signals to be. I have them on my bike and they're barely noticeable from a cars perspective unless its dark out. (but they do look super slick)
...
Forum: Airheads 09-17-2012, 01:19 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,871
Posted By Player B
They are made by Cone Engineering. Lots of...

They are made by Cone Engineering. Lots of places buy them, rebrand them, and sell them for slightly more. I bought mine from Lossa Engineering and I know Dime City Cycles also carries them. Not...
Forum: Airheads 09-17-2012, 10:14 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,871
Posted By Player B
Well, have had a couple of requests about the...

Well, have had a couple of requests about the seat and subframe modifications. Took some pics, but we've had crappy weather in dallas the last several days so they're inside and may be a little...
Forum: Airheads 08-17-2012, 11:04 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,871
Posted By Player B
Here's a close up of the the battery bracket I...

Here's a close up of the the battery bracket I made. It is just some sheet metal from Lowe's, cut with a band saw, drilled a couple of holes for looks, and bent on a sheet metal brake. Bolted down...
Forum: Airheads 08-17-2012, 10:47 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,871
Posted By Player B
here's the Part of the muffler that slips over...

here's the Part of the muffler that slips over the exhaust. Pictures not great, but you can see how the slits were cut. This allows the clamp to tighten it down over the exhaust. They're probably...
Forum: Airheads 08-15-2012, 09:28 AM
Replies: 1,275
Views: 659,039
Posted By Player B
Its bare metal. The blue is the original paint. ...

Its bare metal. The blue is the original paint. Used some cheap white pinstriping tape from autozone to clean up the transition.
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