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Forum: Airheads 07-06-2015, 10:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 366
Posted By blaine.hale
I do it to hard route, of course. I also was in...

I do it to hard route, of course. I also was in there to pull the top end, though.
I use two sockets that fit over the shaft and place them on top and bottom then use a wood clamp and tighten it to...
Forum: Airheads 07-06-2015, 09:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 366
Posted By blaine.hale
The one thing that definitely needs to be...

The one thing that definitely needs to be specific is no more and no less than 25ft lbs on those suckers and make sure the rockers rotate very freely.
Forum: Airheads 07-06-2015, 09:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 366
Posted By blaine.hale
So just loosen them, clamp them slightly and...

So just loosen them, clamp them slightly and re-tighten.
The gap on mine are just enough so when you move them up and down with your hand some oil squishes out. Don't over think it ;)
Forum: Airheads 07-06-2015, 06:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 477
Posted By blaine.hale
Ah, good ol' MOA. Have fun!

Ah, good ol' MOA. Have fun!
Forum: Airheads 07-06-2015, 06:14 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 477
Posted By blaine.hale
What is in Billings? Excuse my ignorance.

What is in Billings?

Excuse my ignorance.
Forum: Old's Cool 06-30-2015, 10:22 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,951
Posted By blaine.hale
I still run the full stock setup (including...

I still run the full stock setup (including stacks)
Forum: Old's Cool 06-30-2015, 07:22 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,951
Posted By blaine.hale
Same price I paid :) It's a pretty damn good...

Same price I paid :)
It's a pretty damn good deal or investment.

I thought they were chrome plated bores? I've head lots of mixed opinions on that.
Forum: Airheads 06-29-2015, 07:33 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 18,749
Posted By blaine.hale
What! That's terrible news. I hope he was able to...

What! That's terrible news. I hope he was able to save the poor gal.
Forum: Airheads 06-29-2015, 07:08 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 18,749
Posted By blaine.hale
Well that's a neat idea for a headlight bucket...

Well that's a neat idea for a headlight bucket mount! I dig it.
Forum: Airheads 06-27-2015, 08:03 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 819
Posted By blaine.hale
Wouldn't that just be the stock setup for an...

Wouldn't that just be the stock setup for an r90s? It looks like you have a custom aluminum tube on the intake, though.
Forum: Airheads 06-26-2015, 12:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,499
Posted By blaine.hale
Same here. Pulled a crusty r75/5 out of a...

Same here. Pulled a crusty r75/5 out of a barn...and I mean crusty. I put about $800 into gaskets, cables, rubber and carb rebuild. Been running strong for 3ish years.
Forum: Airheads 06-26-2015, 10:34 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,499
Posted By blaine.hale
You may have gone the expensive route with those...

You may have gone the expensive route with those numbers.
Forum: Airheads 06-26-2015, 08:36 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 819
Posted By blaine.hale
I had never heard about that myth until this...

I had never heard about that myth until this thread. I've only ever had first hand experience tuning them and found them to be just as easy as the Bings but they don't easily leak, the tune stays set...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-26-2015, 08:34 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,951
Posted By blaine.hale
Seriously, the throttle is amazingly heavy. New...

Seriously, the throttle is amazingly heavy. New cables and better routing helped a lot.
It's a really fun bike to ride. Surprisingly fast, nimble and incredible stopping power.

That said...I...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-26-2015, 08:05 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,951
Posted By blaine.hale
Minus the trans issue, it could be worth close to...

Minus the trans issue, it could be worth close to that. In the past year I've seen them go for north of that. I think union city garage in NYC recently let theirs go for around 18k. I've had offers...
Forum: Airheads 06-25-2015, 12:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 819
Posted By blaine.hale
Sounds like the difference between an r90 and an...

Sounds like the difference between an r90 and an r90s. The dels on the S are way snappier response.
Hmmm, now I need to figure out some jetting and physical adaptation.
Forum: Airheads 06-25-2015, 11:43 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 819
Posted By blaine.hale
I do too, that's why I kind of want them on my...

I do too, that's why I kind of want them on my r75. That would make 3 sets of del PHFs in my basement, which I like for consistency and parts/knowledge.
With all that said, I'm sure there's a tiny...
Forum: Airheads 06-25-2015, 07:12 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 819
Posted By blaine.hale
Dellortos on an r75??

Any of you fellas ever throw a set of dellorto pumpers on an r75 /5?
If so, what size did you go with and how did it perform?

Just a thursday morning thought! I really like the dels on my guzzi...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-25-2015, 05:50 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,951
Posted By blaine.hale
I'd love to hear more!

I'd love to hear more!
Forum: Old's Cool 06-24-2015, 07:25 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,951
Posted By blaine.hale
Anyone looking for a LeMans 850?

No no, not mine.

This one is up on the guzzi national owner's club with no price and for sale by widow. I get the feeling she's just looking for the "right" owner. I could be wrong and she could...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-23-2015, 01:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 929
Posted By blaine.hale
I think we need to get you a center stand or a...

I think we need to get you a center stand or a lift. You sure like laying the poor thing on its side.
Forum: Old's Cool 06-23-2015, 12:18 PM
Replies: 3,177
Views: 476,519
Posted By blaine.hale
Speaking of which. Complete with duct taped air...

Speaking of which. Complete with duct taped air filters and wooden shifter:
http://atlanta.craigslist.org/atl/mcy/5088640372.html
Forum: Airheads 06-23-2015, 11:21 AM
Replies: 219
Views: 33,192
Posted By blaine.hale
No, no you don't. After owning the EME system...

No, no you don't.
After owning the EME system I can say it's cool but a complete waste. The stock system is just fine and will charge your phone and run heated grips. It's easier to diagnose and...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-23-2015, 10:43 AM
Replies: 3,177
Views: 476,519
Posted By blaine.hale
I feel like I shouldn't tell my 860gt about this...

I feel like I shouldn't tell my 860gt about this one. It would be like a man watching another man get kicked in the nuts. Ouch!
Forum: Old's Cool 06-23-2015, 10:20 AM
Replies: 3,177
Views: 476,519
Posted By blaine.hale
I wonder where the round case motor went.

I wonder where the round case motor went.
Forum: Old's Cool 06-23-2015, 06:05 AM
Replies: 3,177
Views: 476,519
Posted By blaine.hale
This poor duc :( ...

This poor duc :(

http://atlanta.craigslist.org/nat/mcy/5087822979.html

1973 Ducati Sport CafeRacer / Street Tracker Clean Title - $8000 (Mooresville)
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Forum: Airheads 06-22-2015, 04:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 314
Posted By blaine.hale
Shhhh, I'm giving him an excuse to check mixture...

Shhhh, I'm giving him an excuse to check mixture and easy the strain on the starter :evil
Forum: Airheads 06-22-2015, 12:25 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 18,749
Posted By blaine.hale
I went with this on the ducati with m-switches. I...

I went with this on the ducati with m-switches. I may regret single pull later but at least it's small.

https://store.bevelheaven.com/Handlebar-Related/Throttle-Tommaselli-Single-Cable-Black/
Forum: Airheads 06-22-2015, 11:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 314
Posted By blaine.hale
Pull the plugs and crank away. Doesn't need to...

Pull the plugs and crank away. Doesn't need to start up to be able to test it out.
Forum: Airheads 06-22-2015, 11:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 314
Posted By blaine.hale
This old thread covers pretty much the only...

This old thread covers pretty much the only differences. It's basically taking a /5 relay and updating it to a /6. Not really something worth doing if you can just buy a new /6 relay but I did it for...
Forum: Airheads 06-22-2015, 11:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 314
Posted By blaine.hale
They are interchangeable. You can also modify...

They are interchangeable.
You can also modify the /5 relay to have the same "added" function of the /6. That is, the low voltage "crickets" or the accidental pressing of the starter button with the...
Forum: Airheads 06-22-2015, 08:14 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,652
Posted By blaine.hale
Yeah that thing is definitely still operational....

Yeah that thing is definitely still operational. Someone parked it there temporarily.
I don't know if I could resist rolling away with it :D
Forum: Old's Cool 06-22-2015, 08:01 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,036
Posted By blaine.hale
Wait, you already bought this one? ...

Wait, you already bought this one?

http://vancouver.craigslist.ca/van/mcy/5071485683.html
Forum: Airheads 06-22-2015, 07:43 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 18,749
Posted By blaine.hale
Wait wait wait. Brad's bike is moving again?

Wait wait wait. Brad's bike is moving again?
Forum: Airheads 06-22-2015, 06:48 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 768
Posted By blaine.hale
You know the m-unit is already water proof,...

You know the m-unit is already water proof, right? Either way, your setup looks really well done and clean!
Forum: Old's Cool 06-22-2015, 06:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,232
Posted By blaine.hale
I sort of agree. I have an m-unit and think it's...

I sort of agree. I have an m-unit and think it's the cat's meow but I'd save it for a bike that you aren't trying to make look stock or act stock. You have to butcher the existing harness for an...
Forum: Airheads 06-20-2015, 11:53 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 635
Posted By blaine.hale
I had my r90 up around 16k feet and was a super...

I had my r90 up around 16k feet and was a super noticeable power loss. Anything below 10k feet I didn't really notice.
Forum: Old's Cool 06-20-2015, 06:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,232
Posted By blaine.hale
Love the sound of the Lafranconis on my LM1. Nice...

Love the sound of the Lafranconis on my LM1. Nice looking bike mate!
Forum: Airheads 06-18-2015, 05:49 AM
Replies: 219
Views: 33,192
Posted By blaine.hale
No. You don't need the included relay if you...

No.
You don't need the included relay if you have an M unit. It's super plug and play.
Forum: Airheads 06-17-2015, 07:38 AM
Replies: 219
Views: 33,192
Posted By blaine.hale
This thread has grown so exponentially into...

This thread has grown so exponentially into everything motogadget, heh.

Would anyone mind my asking their opinions on a headlight bucket that would fit a 7" truck lite LED head lamp that still...
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