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Forum: Airheads Yesterday, 12:12 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,293
Posted By squish
Of the twenty plus years of airhead ownership it...

Of the twenty plus years of airhead ownership it only took me about six years to figure out that while I enjoy my airheads they do not make a very good only bike, bike.
I have to have something...
Forum: Equipment 04-19-2015, 11:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 507
Posted By squish
Sw motech and givi monokey bags. I have used...

Sw motech and givi monokey bags.
I have used the same bags on my
R80st
R100gs
Dl650
Xr650
And 919.

The two B&W used either a modded stock rack or a givi rack made for that bike.
Forum: Equipment 04-15-2015, 06:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 911
Posted By squish
There were a ton of these jackets in the late 80s...

There were a ton of these jackets in the late 80s and into about the mid to late 90's

When the market kind of split into the three basic segments, of Cruiser, Race Replica and Adventure/textile.
...
Forum: Equipment 04-15-2015, 06:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 481
Posted By squish
Before I got my Darien jacket and pants I had a...

Before I got my Darien jacket and pants I had a onsie rain suit.

Part of the reason for the switch was stupid things like trying to get the cord from inside the suit to outside the suit.

I just...
Forum: The Garage 04-11-2015, 10:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 544
Posted By squish
Paint abs is pretty easy for polypropylene or...

Paint abs is pretty easy for polypropylene or polyethylene it's near impossible to get paint to stick.

I have flame treated small PE parts and have been able to paint them and the paint even stuck...
Forum: Equipment 04-11-2015, 12:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 484
Posted By squish
I am 5'8" with 28" inseam, so I carry most of my...

I am 5'8" with 28" inseam, so I carry most of my height in my torso.
I also have long arms and wide shoulders.
I find the sleeve length to be just about right but the volume of the sleeves even...
Forum: Equipment 04-10-2015, 09:53 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,923
Posted By squish
Yup, the camper shell on my truck is 18 years old...

Yup, the camper shell on my truck is 18 years old and is in good shape too.
But the carpet, the glues the gasket, and in the rubber strips around the door not to mention
The gas cylinder that holds...
Forum: Equipment 04-10-2015, 09:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 484
Posted By squish
My default touring set-up Aerostich Darien...

My default touring set-up

Aerostich Darien two piece.

Combat touring boots with a pair of gore-tex sock

three pairs of gloves one cold weather, the other two med to light weight.

HIgh...
Forum: Airheads 04-09-2015, 09:20 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,064
Posted By squish
I think the perfect starter bike are the sub...

I think the perfect starter bike are the sub 250cc dual sports.
Including the Honda grom.

And here's why.
Cheap, easy to ride, dirtbike plastic takes the abuse of low speed drops very well....
Forum: Airheads 04-09-2015, 09:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 435
Posted By squish
I had one that would not budge. I tried every...

I had one that would not budge.
I tried every thing.

What I finally ended up doing was the screw under the handle.
Where you drill a little pilot hole, then insert a self tapping style screw...
Forum: Equipment 04-09-2015, 08:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 843
Posted By squish
Oh I missed that whole size 48 thing. That's...

Oh I missed that whole size 48 thing. That's going to make it challenging.
Forum: Equipment 04-09-2015, 08:57 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,923
Posted By squish
I live in a helmet law state, so I was speaking...

I live in a helmet law state, so I was speaking from that perspective. Of course I think any real helmet is better then no helmet. But from my knowledge of materials and UV damage as well as my own...
Forum: Equipment 04-08-2015, 10:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 843
Posted By squish
Talk to Motonation the importer of Sidi, they...

Talk to Motonation the importer of Sidi, they might know a location in SoCal that might have them in stock.

Mission Motorsports(Irvine), Del Amos, and Burts, did you try them all?
Also check the...
Forum: Equipment 04-08-2015, 10:23 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,923
Posted By squish
It's all a matter of position and perspective. ...

It's all a matter of position and perspective.

I'm on the other side, way on the other side. I think it would be crazy to wear a helmet much beyond 6 or seven years old.
Even if well kept.
...
Forum: Equipment 04-07-2015, 10:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 437
Posted By squish
Buy used or close outs on last years gear. I...

Buy used or close outs on last years gear.

I like brand names like
Aerostich
Sidi
Vanson
Hein gericke (when it was imported by IFW not Fairchild.)

Olympia
RStaichi
Forum: Equipment 04-05-2015, 10:56 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,923
Posted By squish
There is a used market for older graphic helmets,...

There is a used market for older graphic helmets, especially those of famous racers.

I don't waste money on fancy painted helmets so...

Personally, I cut the straps, using the D-rings as loops...
Forum: Equipment 04-05-2015, 10:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 843
Posted By squish
In my experience with sidi boots The lorica...

In my experience with sidi boots
The lorica will get softer but it never stretches, and it might even shrink a little, or my feet just are getting fatter.

The full grain boots (all of mine,...
Forum: Airheads 04-05-2015, 10:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 413
Posted By squish
I swapped out my front brake line for a stainless...

I swapped out my front brake line for a stainless line with a banjo bolt fitting top and bottom.
I ran the hose outside of the fender hole so I can switch to a high fender when I want to.

The...
Forum: Airheads 04-05-2015, 10:40 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 5,793
Posted By squish
I like the R80, we've owned one for years. I...

I like the R80, we've owned one for years.

I would love a new version of our R80.

Closest is either the Thairump Bonneville or the Guzzi V7.

Fun bike.
Forum: Equipment 04-04-2015, 08:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 645
Posted By squish
Depending on the bike. I have seen the pvc pipe...

Depending on the bike.
I have seen the pvc pipe deal run for and aft withe the ride straddling the tube on one side.
And I've seen it vertical off the back of the bike.

There was a guy here in...
Forum: Airheads 04-04-2015, 07:54 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,486
Posted By squish
Acetone makes quick work and a nasty sludge when...

Acetone makes quick work and a nasty sludge when removing Kreme.
Forum: Airheads 04-04-2015, 07:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 334
Posted By squish
I would clean all the connections relating to the...

I would clean all the connections relating to the headlight.
Switches, relays and the light plug itself.
The ground wires from the battery to the frame also.

A decent volt meter would help you...
Forum: Airheads 04-04-2015, 07:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 427
Posted By squish
I got sick of riding behind my wife's R80 since...

I got sick of riding behind my wife's R80 since it has a bit of blow-by.

I ran the crankcase vent out of one of the holes in the starter motor cover and out the back of the bike, capped it with a...
Forum: Equipment 04-04-2015, 07:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 512
Posted By squish
Go to thrift store. Pick up four crutches remove...

Go to thrift store. Pick up four crutches remove the bottom adjustable part.
Bam you have adjustable legs for next to nothing. Works well for camp tables as well.

Post up a wanted add on...
Forum: Airheads 04-02-2015, 10:48 PM
Replies: 546
Views: 90,991
Posted By squish
Tink, With regards to the headlight I've...

Tink,

With regards to the headlight
I've heard but not tried it that if you heat up the lens, the glue holding the halves together will loosen enough you can split them, making cleaning the...
Forum: Airheads 04-02-2015, 10:43 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 13,725
Posted By squish
This shot is remarkably similar to the wall at a...

This shot is remarkably similar to the wall at a friends shop.
Only it was a line of embedded chunks from a grinder wheel that had been dropped and not checked before being spun up.
It blew apart...
Forum: Airheads 04-02-2015, 10:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 900
Posted By squish
What about plasti-dip It's removable and it...

What about plasti-dip
It's removable and it could give you an idea of what the finished look will look like.

Personally I'd go with a very dark metallic grey, especially if the grey was ever so...
Forum: Airheads 04-02-2015, 10:23 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,196
Posted By squish
Round my house growing up we would call extra...

Round my house growing up we would call extra heavy flake
DeetDeeetDeet colors, so named for the little cars you rode at the little county fairs with the buzzer horns

In my professional life we...
Forum: Airheads 04-02-2015, 09:51 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,031
Posted By squish
I've had my ST for a very long time. something...

I've had my ST for a very long time. something like 22 years.

The only things I don't like about it, is the fuel range with the stock tank and it's lack of good looks.

For an old bike it...
Forum: Airheads 03-31-2015, 01:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 658
Posted By squish
I don't use dielectric grease on movable...

I don't use dielectric grease on movable contacts, or switches. I also do not put it one heavy load applications I only put it over those. Like starter solenoids.
Forum: Airheads 03-29-2015, 09:55 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,894
Posted By squish
We are enterting a phase where the paralever PD...

We are enterting a phase where the paralever PD bikes are increasing in value.

If you bought this bike from new and rode it until 2011, that's a pretty long life.

It's not going to be cheap to...
Forum: Equipment 03-29-2015, 09:04 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,447
Posted By squish
For cold or wet weather I wear my Darien pants....

For cold or wet weather I wear my Darien pants. For hot weather the last five years I have been wearing Olympia airglide pants.

I like the quality of the Dariens, and they last me about 8years of...
Forum: Equipment 03-27-2015, 12:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,214
Posted By squish
You can also roll your own stickers. The...

You can also roll your own stickers.

The easiest way to do it is to get the line art you want, print it out.

Using rubber cement glue the printout to the top of the vinyl to be cut.

Using a...
Forum: Airheads 03-27-2015, 12:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 687
Posted By squish
WOW!, I bought all three of my airheads...

WOW!,
I bought all three of my airheads (including the same bike) for less then this bike costs.

I hope it sells for this much.
Forum: Equipment 03-27-2015, 12:55 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,404
Posted By squish
I don't know if it's my favorite... Since really...

I don't know if it's my favorite... Since really it's the only one I have ever used.
It's the eclipse sportpack.
I have one in red and one in black. My red one is 23 years old and my black one is...
Forum: Equipment 03-27-2015, 12:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,214
Posted By squish
The big cost will be the time to create the...

The big cost will be the time to create the vector art.
If you can find a clip art, or stock art skull. That could save you time.dont be afraid to spend a little money on some decent stock art. You...
Forum: Road warriors 03-25-2015, 11:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,353
Posted By squish
The first place I would start with is the easiest...

The first place I would start with is the easiest and cheapest.

Clean the electrical connections in the system.

Then I would add a relay direct battery wire deal

Then I would polish the...
Forum: Airheads 03-25-2015, 02:15 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 5,934
Posted By squish
I bought my first airhead in my early 20. Back...

I bought my first airhead in my early 20. Back then it was a 10year old bike. A brand owned mostly by grump old men.

I had a much lower budget then you have for maintiance.

And I have had that...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-25-2015, 11:54 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,626
Posted By squish
Pine-sol is a joke. It does clean but it...

Pine-sol is a joke.

It does clean but it takes a while.

Take the carb to a place that has an ultrasonic bath.
Forum: Equipment 03-21-2015, 09:28 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 51,898
Posted By squish
My Shoei RF1100 just turned 5, And it shows,...

My Shoei RF1100 just turned 5,

And it shows, The strap is starting to slightly fray and get fuzzy on the edges.
The comfort liners has compressed,

The cover or skin on the comfort foam is...
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