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Forum: Road warriors Yesterday, 09:58 PM
Replies: 2,059
Views: 332,630
Posted By knary
:D With this bike, I'm glad they didn't go over...

:D
With this bike, I'm glad they didn't go over the top as they did with the GS (the exploding bag of Doritos look). And, conversely, I'm very glad they didn't go for awkward blandness (eg triumph...
Forum: Road warriors Yesterday, 09:04 PM
Replies: 2,059
Views: 332,630
Posted By knary
Except that this "fad" has been rolling along for...

Except that this "fad" has been rolling along for many many years. If these designs strike you as too new and too weird, it's likely that you're old enough that your hair line isn't what it used to...
Forum: Airheads 09-29-2014, 10:21 AM
Replies: 6,642
Views: 1,320,415
Posted By knary
Love that tank. Tell me more. Not too sure...

Love that tank. Tell me more.

Not too sure about that seat.
Forum: Airheads 09-28-2014, 07:58 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 12,095
Posted By knary
The word you're looking for is hideous. ...

The word you're looking for is hideous.

Your bike, OTOH, looks amazing. :thumb
Forum: Airheads 09-25-2014, 10:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 978
Posted By knary
Generally speaking, big fairings do not like the...

Generally speaking, big fairings do not like the abuse of lumpy roads. You're asking a lot of that plastic.

Why not just go for a naked airhead with a bigger motor?
Forum: Airheads 09-21-2014, 07:35 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,226
Posted By knary
Which is why I asked earlier which coil. They, of...

Which is why I asked earlier which coil. They, of course, are assuming a Harley installation. But ???
Forum: Airheads 09-17-2014, 09:37 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,686
Posted By knary
peeved

peeved
Forum: Airheads 09-17-2014, 01:57 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,226
Posted By knary
Which Harley coil? Resistance? Points ignition?

Which Harley coil? Resistance?
Points ignition?
Forum: Airheads 09-16-2014, 09:01 PM
Replies: 937
Views: 56,227
Posted By knary
Disappointing turn to this thread to put it...

Disappointing turn to this thread to put it mildly.
Forum: Airheads 09-15-2014, 01:30 PM
Replies: 6,642
Views: 1,320,415
Posted By knary
What are you talking about? Tape those gaiters...

What are you talking about? Tape those gaiters together and it's ready to ride. :lol3
Forum: Airheads 09-15-2014, 01:14 PM
Replies: 6,642
Views: 1,320,415
Posted By knary
Lovely fork gaiters :lol3

Lovely fork gaiters :lol3
Forum: Airheads 09-15-2014, 09:34 AM
Replies: 366
Views: 47,232
Posted By knary
The most exciting news. She's not leaking...

The most exciting news. She's not leaking anymore. Weeping maybe, but not out and out leaking. :patch

Oil pressure switch
Oil pan gasket
Plugged neutral switch with a bolt
Shifter seal
Final...
Forum: Airheads 09-14-2014, 02:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 322
Posted By knary
Oil pressure switch likely needs replacing. ...

Oil pressure switch likely needs replacing.
Just had this exact issue on my /7.
Pull the wire and ground it with the key on. The light should come on.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-14-2014, 02:29 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,724
Posted By knary
Bump for a sweet machine.

Bump for a sweet machine.
Forum: Airheads 09-14-2014, 09:14 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,494
Posted By knary
Do a compression test and a leakdown test. Even...

Do a compression test and a leakdown test. Even just a crude version of the latter. And let the engine run a bit.

Rings can need some time to bed in. There may be an issue with the aftermarket...
Forum: Airheads 09-13-2014, 06:58 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 16,231
Posted By knary
We need a video of the thing.

We need a video of the thing.
Forum: Airheads 09-12-2014, 09:26 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 16,231
Posted By knary
Exactly! :thumb

Exactly! :thumb
Forum: Airheads 09-09-2014, 12:00 PM
Replies: 937
Views: 56,227
Posted By knary
:thumb -insert childish joke about getting a...

:thumb

-insert childish joke about getting a room-
Forum: Airheads 09-09-2014, 09:03 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,194
Posted By knary
It's not unlike living inside a cloud for half a...

It's not unlike living inside a cloud for half a year. :twitch
Forum: Airheads 09-09-2014, 07:35 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,194
Posted By knary
I've been on a variety of different bikes in most...

I've been on a variety of different bikes in most every kind of weather condition all over the country. Hell, my first bike was a budget Honda in New Orleans. :lol3 But none of those machines were...
Forum: Airheads 09-08-2014, 10:47 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,705
Posted By knary
Nicely done. :thumb Bordering on obsessive....

Nicely done. :thumb
Bordering on obsessive. Which is just how we like it. :lol3
Forum: Airheads 09-08-2014, 06:56 PM
Replies: 937
Views: 56,227
Posted By knary
Shit happens and we all make mistakes. Sometimes...

Shit happens and we all make mistakes. Sometimes someone else is the source of the problem. Give him a chance to make good before even offering the possibility of dragging his name through the mud.
Forum: Airheads 09-08-2014, 10:42 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,194
Posted By knary
As we are a one car family, if I'm going to have...

As we are a one car family, if I'm going to have transportation out on the coast it'll be by foot, bicycle, or motorcycle. Or I'll just bum rides. :patch

It's an arts/science residency. They...
Forum: Airheads 09-08-2014, 09:34 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,194
Posted By knary
Good advice all around and touches on the exact...

Good advice all around and touches on the exact parts I was worried about. I'm less concerned about parked in the rain than I am with how the bike tolerates heavy moisture while on the move. The bike...
Forum: Airheads 09-08-2014, 07:22 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 841
Posted By knary
Good advice no matter the situation. :thumb

Good advice no matter the situation. :thumb
Forum: Airheads 09-07-2014, 10:59 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,194
Posted By knary
I'm looking for an affordable travel cover The...

I'm looking for an affordable travel cover
The wiring is an inspired collection of pipe cleaners, bag ties, and crusty electrical tape. :lol3
Forum: Airheads 09-07-2014, 10:49 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,529
Posted By knary
Is it the preferred route to any destination?...

Is it the preferred route to any destination? :lol3
Forum: Airheads 09-07-2014, 10:44 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,194
Posted By knary
Preparing for the wet

I'm going to be spending six or seven weeks out at the Oregon Coast in a location where I can expect to see nearly fifteen inches of rain per month. FIFTEEN. It's wet. My intent is to have my ratty...
Forum: Airheads 09-07-2014, 10:25 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,529
Posted By knary
The collective "these aren't worth more than a...

The collective "these aren't worth more than a few bucks!" dovetails neatly with the "These teutonic wonders must be respected if not revered!" They're both worth less than a slightly fancy...
Forum: Airheads 09-07-2014, 09:42 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,529
Posted By knary
Pretty much all old bikes are. I chatted with a...

Pretty much all old bikes are. I chatted with a guy today on a ratty hondamatic 400. He told me how he got a deal and only paid $1400. :huh
Forum: Airheads 09-07-2014, 07:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 841
Posted By knary
IIRC, laws vary from state to state. In my...

IIRC, laws vary from state to state. In my experience, the only battle you'll have is in not having the bike totaled if you cross a threshold of repair cost vs value of the bike. Repair cost should...
Forum: Airheads 09-07-2014, 07:41 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,529
Posted By knary
A new top end bike will easily cost more than any...

A new top end bike will easily cost more than any of these. Their value is almost as arbitrary, based as much or more on marketing as materials and engineering, and they are decidedly not rare. So...
Forum: Airheads 09-07-2014, 07:04 PM
Replies: 937
Views: 56,227
Posted By knary
Damn! Things happen. The question is how it...

Damn!

Things happen. The question is how it will be handled. I also wouldn't trust the other head.

Taken that nap yet?
Forum: Airheads 09-06-2014, 09:33 PM
Replies: 465
Views: 46,069
Posted By knary
This is the stuff that makes me scratch my head: ...

This is the stuff that makes me scratch my head:
...
Forum: Airheads 09-06-2014, 09:04 PM
Replies: 937
Views: 56,227
Posted By knary
Well done! Red Bull? More like time for a...

Well done!

Red Bull? More like time for a nap.
Forum: Airheads 09-03-2014, 10:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 937
Posted By knary
Dear local guy, Assuming that you farmed it...

Dear local guy,
Assuming that you farmed it out, where did you decide to get the head work done? :ear
Forum: Airheads 09-03-2014, 10:11 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,797
Posted By knary
:lol3 If I were him I'd resist the urge to...

:lol3

If I were him I'd resist the urge to go with an old airhead unless, as others have noted, I was confident in my mechanical abilities or really wanted that extra bit of adventure (part of why...
Forum: Airheads 09-03-2014, 09:06 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,797
Posted By knary
You're debating between a lighter weight modern...

You're debating between a lighter weight modern dual sport and 30 year old almost antique? Huh?
Forum: Airheads 09-03-2014, 04:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,342
Posted By knary
I'm mid-stream on building a seat. I picked up a...

I'm mid-stream on building a seat. I picked up a somewhat busted subframe for cheap as I didn't want to modify the relatively clean one that came with the bike. A few cuts and it was ready for...
Forum: Airheads 08-18-2014, 07:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 703
Posted By knary
Please consider starting a single thread...

Please consider starting a single thread documenting this bike. Some photos. Descriptions of what you're dealing with, etc. Not knowing how to mother one of these old things is not uncommon but a...
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