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Forum: Old's Cool 04-11-2014, 09:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 495
Posted By mykill
Thanks much! I will hunt him down!

Thanks much! I will hunt him down!
Forum: Old's Cool 04-10-2014, 05:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 495
Posted By mykill
NSU Superfox

I just got my hands on a NSU Superfox and am struggling for spark. It looks to be a magneto ignition. Does anyone know anything about these bikes? There is some Max info, but Fox info has been hard...
Forum: Airheads 03-31-2014, 08:39 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 26,521
Posted By mykill
Yes, it is wider than a standard front rim. But...

Yes, it is wider than a standard front rim. But it works.
Forum: Airheads 03-31-2014, 12:43 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 26,521
Posted By mykill
One of the faster AHRMA airhead racers runs a BMW...

One of the faster AHRMA airhead racers runs a BMW rear 18" rim laced to his front hub and Heidenau tires. He says it is the way to go. Hard to argue his success.
Forum: Airheads 03-31-2014, 12:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,239
Posted By mykill
Some good advice once given me was "Buy the...

Some good advice once given me was "Buy the newest bike you can afford." I totally ignored that. Newer bikes have better most everything, clutch, brakes, suspension, etc. Brakes being the biggest...
Forum: Airheads 03-23-2014, 05:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 771
Posted By mykill
You are punny and correct.

You are punny and correct.
Forum: Airheads 03-14-2014, 11:47 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,520
Posted By mykill
Your suspension is fine until it isn't. I...

Your suspension is fine until it isn't. I installed RT valves and properly sprung shocks and immediately took 10 seconds off my lap times after a year away from the track. I thought I was slower....
Forum: Airheads 02-12-2014, 08:03 PM
Replies: 397
Views: 36,272
Posted By mykill
He Also brings muffler bearings when traveling...

He Also brings muffler bearings when traveling Latin America
Forum: Airheads 01-07-2014, 06:30 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,591
Posted By mykill
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/01/08/adu4e8ab.jpgI...

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/01/08/adu4e8ab.jpgI believe I have one.
Forum: Airheads 12-29-2013, 04:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,334
Posted By mykill
Need a 92 PD? Well used but not too abused. We...

Need a 92 PD? Well used but not too abused. We affectionately call it the teal turd. Maybe a trade?
Forum: Airheads 12-07-2013, 03:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 467
Posted By mykill
JR at Angel City Cycle. Good guy but hard to get...

JR at Angel City Cycle. Good guy but hard to get hold of and tends to be a bit slow until he needs space.
Forum: Airheads 12-07-2013, 08:17 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,557
Posted By mykill
That squareback is fantastic.

That squareback is fantastic.
Forum: Airheads 11-23-2013, 12:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,623
Posted By mykill
French

Maybe I have such disdain for everyone in this forum that I felt compelled to inform them that the text was French, since most are American and stereotypically monolingual. Maybe I was paying tribute...
Forum: Airheads 11-21-2013, 08:18 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,623
Posted By mykill
French

French
Forum: Airheads 10-01-2013, 10:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 881
Posted By mykill
But the magnetos work great and replacement coils...

But the magnetos work great and replacement coils are available. There is a GM point plate conversion out there for those who burn their wrists when adjusting the regular points. Do you ride so much...
Forum: Airheads 09-30-2013, 01:59 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,780
Posted By mykill
Yep! And this requires patience. You will find...

Yep! And this requires patience. You will find the fastest/ smoothest mixture that may or may not provide a smooth transition from idle even when the cables are properly adjusted. Finding idle zen is...
Forum: Airheads 09-25-2013, 01:15 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,479
Posted By mykill
Damn!

Damn!
Forum: Airheads 09-24-2013, 12:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 615
Posted By mykill
Luftmeister made one and I believe Jjwithers had...

Luftmeister made one and I believe Jjwithers had one for sale in the flea market recently. You could do your own using stuff from cone engineering. That'd give you an excuse for playing more with...
Forum: Airheads 09-19-2013, 08:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 914
Posted By mykill
I had a self healing Norton as well. Low...

I had a self healing Norton as well. Low compression after sitting for 10 years, got it running, flogged it and back to 145# per, still happy.
If you are dying to take it apart, personally, I would...
Forum: Airheads 09-19-2013, 10:11 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 914
Posted By mykill
Try doing a leakdown test, a bit more telling...

Try doing a leakdown test, a bit more telling than mere compression. Leakdown will allow you to hear air escaping. Rings on Nikasil bikes are consumable and easy, valves may be in need of re-doing....
Forum: Airheads 09-14-2013, 03:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,294
Posted By mykill
Which track?

Which track?
Forum: Airheads 09-14-2013, 11:59 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,294
Posted By mykill
Ususally track days do not require safety wire....

Ususally track days do not require safety wire. Racing organizations like AHRMA do. I would remove everything you can. You can please the tech guys by putting a bead of RTV across any drain or fill...
Forum: Airheads 09-13-2013, 02:19 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,479
Posted By mykill
D'oh! missed that. Good luck, be patient. it will...

D'oh! missed that. Good luck, be patient. it will come.
Forum: Airheads 09-13-2013, 01:19 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,479
Posted By mykill
Whatever the OP decides to use doesn't seem as...

Whatever the OP decides to use doesn't seem as important to me as flipping the whole assembly so the stuck barrel is on the underside of the case. Then fill the barrel with whatever and let it soak....
Forum: Airheads 09-10-2013, 03:48 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,479
Posted By mykill
OK. So flip the engine over with the seized...

OK. So flip the engine over with the seized barrel on the bottom. Then, with a funnel and a tube fill the other barrel with some Coke or diesel.
If you decide to use heat as well, be sure to have a...
Forum: Airheads 09-10-2013, 10:04 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,674
Posted By mykill
Longer pipes move the power to the lower end,...

Longer pipes move the power to the lower end, shorter move it up closer to, or past redline. You will probably be able to adjust your idle sufficiently, but jetting it to run well throughout can be a...
Forum: Airheads 09-10-2013, 09:57 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,479
Posted By mykill
Some machinist friends told me to use Coca Cola,...

Some machinist friends told me to use Coca Cola, after I failed to free a stuck Honda piston with Kroil. It worked.
Is the other side seized or removed? If it is removed, put the engine on its side,...
Forum: Airheads 09-03-2013, 07:41 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,558
Posted By mykill
That and stay with small port heads. It will have...

That and stay with small port heads. It will have good power right off idle and be reliable. Mess with rear ends for more tuning.
Forum: Old's Cool 08-31-2013, 12:06 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 312
Posted By mykill
El Irwndale AKA El Camino Swap

http://classiccycleevents.com/

Good stuff! Look for my single cab VW.
Forum: Airheads 08-26-2013, 01:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 682
Posted By mykill
It really shouldn't leak from there. How much...

It really shouldn't leak from there. How much fork oil did you put? Have the forks been apart?
Forum: Airheads 08-17-2013, 10:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 570
Posted By mykill
Is it a known good starter switch? Does the...

Is it a known good starter switch?
Does the existing wiring look cobbled up?
IIRC the starter button momentarily grounds allowing the relay to send power to the solenoid. But your diagram should...
Forum: Airheads 08-15-2013, 09:58 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,260
Posted By mykill
Who invited you anyway?! Next thing you'll be...

Who invited you anyway?! Next thing you'll be fixing people's grammar and spelling
Forum: Airheads 08-14-2013, 04:38 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,223
Posted By mykill
Yep. Spark plugs out and securely clipped to a...

Yep.
Spark plugs out and securely clipped to a ground, cables attached. Hex key in alternator. Turn key on and turn the engine clockwise and look/ listen for spark. Stop turning when it sparks. Note...
Forum: Airheads 08-14-2013, 08:04 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,202
Posted By mykill
Nice bike, cranky (reluctant??) seller.

Nice bike, cranky (reluctant??) seller.
Forum: Airheads 08-13-2013, 04:26 PM
Replies: 2,299
Views: 324,960
Posted By mykill
For sale: Reynolds ride off stand with, what...

For sale: Reynolds ride off stand with, what appears to be one bent spring holder but maybe is supposed to be like that?? $50 plus shipping....
Forum: Airheads 08-12-2013, 12:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 824
Posted By mykill
Yes, you have a different air box.

Yes, you have a different air box.
Forum: Airheads 08-09-2013, 09:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 667
Posted By mykill
Thesehttp://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/08/10/6umu5ehu.j...

Thesehttp://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/08/10/6umu5ehu.jpg
Forum: Airheads 08-09-2013, 09:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 667
Posted By mykill
There are tapered EZ-outs that work well. Just...

There are tapered EZ-outs that work well. Just tap them in and turn counterclockwise.

Good catch on the crack. I haven't seen that on post 1970 heads but have seen a bunch of cracked /2 heads....
Forum: Airheads 07-30-2013, 10:24 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,521
Posted By mykill
Why not?

At that point you are just looking for similar wear, no one thing standing out as really bad or really good.
Good idea to pull the tank as well. But the deeper you go and don't find anything wrong,...
Forum: Airheads 07-29-2013, 08:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,521
Posted By mykill
The /7would be calling me for many of the reasons...

The /7would be calling me for many of the reasons mentioned above. They are better stronger and faster.
If you are concerned about actual mileage look at the controls for clues. Brake pedal wear,...
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