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Forum: Airheads 12-24-2014, 03:11 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,786
Posted By Jim Day
I'm using "work" in the broadest fashion as a...

I'm using "work" in the broadest fashion as a relatively generic term. To be more precise the metal is worked on a molecular level. The metal in the exhaust moves due to engine vibration, the thicker...
Forum: Airheads 12-24-2014, 02:19 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,786
Posted By Jim Day
It depends what you mean by strong. When working...

It depends what you mean by strong. When working with thin metal that's subject to vibration you want the weld thickness to match the surrounding metal. In other words a weld the fully penetrates...
Forum: Airheads 12-24-2014, 11:30 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,786
Posted By Jim Day
My exhaust though louder then stock is still...

My exhaust though louder then stock is still quite by most standards. For instance Sunday morning I was riding with this crowd before I hit the canyons........
Forum: Airheads 12-24-2014, 11:20 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,786
Posted By Jim Day
Not a bad post but not entirely accurate. A...

Not a bad post but not entirely accurate. A skilled Mig welder could easily weld it with both temperature and filler control. Those little knobs on the front of the welder are there for a reason and...
Forum: Airheads 12-24-2014, 03:55 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,205
Posted By Jim Day
I may be buying a partially parted out twin...

I may be buying a partially parted out twin shocked R100RS for a project in the next few weeks. I think it's a 1983 or 1984. If the parts fit, and if they are in good shape I'll trade you the whole...
Forum: Airheads 12-24-2014, 12:15 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,786
Posted By Jim Day
Lucky wife!! You cheated, you moved the rear...

Lucky wife!! You cheated, you moved the rear brake lever. Which is the rub literally. If you straighten the exhaust pipe it will hit the stock brake lever. That's why you can't buy an aftermarket...
Forum: Airheads 12-23-2014, 07:31 PM
Replies: 7,250
Views: 1,447,748
Posted By Jim Day
Thanks!!! I really love the bike. I've considered...

Thanks!!! I really love the bike. I've considered fenders etc.. but the more I ride it the more I like it just as it is. :D
Forum: Airheads 12-23-2014, 07:22 PM
Replies: 7,250
Views: 1,447,748
Posted By Jim Day
The tank cover is a Vintage Mustang cover that...

The tank cover is a Vintage Mustang cover that came with the bike. I kinda tossed it aside and considered putting it on ebay. I'm like: No way am I going to use this thing. That said... When I...
Forum: Airheads 12-23-2014, 07:00 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 12,382
Posted By Jim Day
I like the build but I think you may want to...

I like the build but I think you may want to consider a frame brace that goes from in front of the top shock mount to the upper tube. You're going to be putting a lot of force into the right rear...
Forum: Airheads 12-23-2014, 06:24 PM
Replies: 7,250
Views: 1,447,748
Posted By Jim Day
Sundays Ride

Road Sunday. Bike ran great, everything was wet and green.
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7566/15904003278_69aa424f84_o.jpg

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7520/15905352739_e8db2dd33f_o.jpg
Forum: Airheads 12-16-2014, 07:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,396
Posted By Jim Day
Thanks for that :freaky

Thanks for that :freaky
Forum: Airheads 12-15-2014, 01:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,396
Posted By Jim Day
You nailed it. I doubt much physical work is...

You nailed it. I doubt much physical work is going to be done there after we're gone. It's a beautiful building, and that floor will be amazing when we are finished. You should see the view!!!
Forum: Airheads 12-15-2014, 01:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,396
Posted By Jim Day
Ahhh!!!!! Now I know who to blame :D ...

Ahhh!!!!! Now I know who to blame :D



Yeah I just got swamped. Hopefully it will be less hectic when I come back in a month or two.



Yeah it was pretty wet. For me it was one part: F-it:...
Forum: Airheads 12-15-2014, 12:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,396
Posted By Jim Day
It's not really a work table, it's just the...

It's not really a work table, it's just the design is just based on one. It's actually the kitchen table and kind of art furniture. Originally it was going to have a slate top and legs like a Donald...
Forum: Airheads 12-13-2014, 08:21 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,396
Posted By Jim Day
Thanks for the welcome back Bill. :freaky ...

Thanks for the welcome back Bill. :freaky

Almost bought that R60/6 but the owner got a little weird on me. Then work got too busy and then it got cold. Parking and workspace was also an issue. My...
Forum: Airheads 12-12-2014, 10:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,396
Posted By Jim Day
Was working in NYC with no free time and limited...

Was working in NYC with no free time and limited internet access. Got back last night and jumped on the bike today. It was SO GOOD!!!! :D

Out of the New York cold into the California wet. I was...
Forum: Airheads 12-12-2014, 09:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,396
Posted By Jim Day
It never rains in California

Or so they say.....
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7490/16008998525_62c954ac35_o.jpg
Forum: Airheads 10-19-2014, 07:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 835
Posted By Jim Day
Other then the tank that bike doesn't look that...

Other then the tank that bike doesn't look that bad to me. He says it runs and rides, has new tires (obviously Dunlops) but could use a tune up.

The gearbox is dirty but the engine fairly clean...
Forum: Airheads 10-19-2014, 06:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 835
Posted By Jim Day
My error it's actually 1976 R60/6, no kick...

My error it's actually 1976 R60/6, no kick starter, the gearbox shift lever etc... looks identical to what I have on my R75/6.

Here's a blurry pic...
...
Forum: Airheads 10-19-2014, 05:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 835
Posted By Jim Day
R60/6 Questions

Found a 1976 R60/6 I'm interested in.

So is the gearing the same as my R75/6?

What are the pros and cons. I used to ride a R60/5 this bike looks very similar without (front drum brake etc....)...
Forum: Airheads 10-19-2014, 01:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 691
Posted By Jim Day
:deal Good info there, I've seen it roughly...

:deal

Good info there, I've seen it roughly stated before but succinct and well put:clap
Forum: Airheads 10-19-2014, 08:28 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,627
Posted By Jim Day
Depends on the boot. I have the Chippewa Rally's...

Depends on the boot. I have the Chippewa Rally's and they are stiff at the ankle but feel solid as a rock. my gripe with them is the upper big velcro is ....well big..... and kind of sticks out. I've...
Forum: Airheads 10-19-2014, 08:06 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,627
Posted By Jim Day
On Roads. Found a used pair I bought for 60...

On Roads. Found a used pair I bought for 60 dollars on ebay.

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3952/14952393554_00d3a2c53c_b.jpg

I've always liked the classic styling, and these have a few years...
Forum: Airheads 10-09-2014, 06:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 733
Posted By Jim Day
Fantastic!!! I'm working tomorrow free this...

Fantastic!!! I'm working tomorrow free this weekend!! Good weather let's go ride :freaky
Forum: Airheads 10-09-2014, 06:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 733
Posted By Jim Day
Hey I'm not choosey. IT DOES NOT HAVE TO BE...

Hey I'm not choosey. IT DOES NOT HAVE TO BE RUNNING!!! If it has a frame, engine, matching serial numbers and some sort of wheels I'll look at it!!!
Forum: Airheads 10-09-2014, 05:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 733
Posted By Jim Day
Sell me your NY airhead.

I'm in NYC on a job and could use some transportation. Looking for a airhead under $2000 (really $1500) that I can get going, ride here, then take back to Cal.

Any condition considered, I prefer...
Forum: Airheads 10-09-2014, 05:42 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,150
Posted By Jim Day
Where is that "like" button?????

Where is that "like" button?????
Forum: Airheads 10-09-2014, 05:39 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,150
Posted By Jim Day
Do not think outside the box, perfection comes...

Do not think outside the box, perfection comes through mindless repetition, resistance is futile.

http://recoveringfed.files.wordpress.com/2012/02/the-borg.jpg
Forum: Airheads 10-09-2014, 05:33 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,150
Posted By Jim Day
I think you meant beerholder. :D Honestly...

I think you meant beerholder. :D

Honestly when "experts tell me my bikes do not ride well I know one thing for certain....

...they've never been on them. :lol3

Anyone who says stock BMWs...
Forum: Airheads 10-09-2014, 05:26 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,075
Posted By Jim Day
My nuts do seem to sweat more but that might be...

My nuts do seem to sweat more but that might be an age thing :lol3
Forum: Airheads 10-09-2014, 05:24 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,627
Posted By Jim Day
I kid you not I just bought boots because of this...

I kid you not I just bought boots because of this thread.. :lol3
Forum: Airheads 10-09-2014, 05:04 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,150
Posted By Jim Day
No problem, love to help, as we're here to help...

No problem, love to help, as we're here to help and exchange ideas.

With the center stand I raised the bike some so I added new ends and they are fit to match.......
Forum: Airheads 10-09-2014, 04:42 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,150
Posted By Jim Day
I am with the less is more crowd, do not like the...

I am with the less is more crowd, do not like the commercially available kits, and moved mine down low.

The battery is behind the engine under the rear lower frame brace below the swingarm pivot....
Forum: Airheads 10-09-2014, 04:31 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,075
Posted By Jim Day
Quick followup Battery good, best ever. no...

Quick followup Battery good, best ever. no problems explosions or fires, balls intact :lol3
Forum: Airheads 10-09-2014, 04:28 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,539
Posted By Jim Day
Just as a followup.... No issues.... Still welded...

Just as a followup.... No issues.... Still welded in one piece.... NOT! dead yet :lol3
Forum: Airheads 10-04-2014, 10:52 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 6,096
Posted By Jim Day
No Problem, glad to put it out there. I tend to...

No Problem, glad to put it out there. I tend to accelerate and brake hard and one day I had a vintage Mustang almost rear ended me on my R75/6. The guy was like "You stopped so fast!!!" and it...
Forum: Airheads 10-03-2014, 06:03 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 6,096
Posted By Jim Day
Maybe I'm just misunderstanding you, and I don't...

Maybe I'm just misunderstanding you, and I don't know what motorcycles you're riding but I just felt I had to say something.

A BMW in general can out turn, out brake, and out accelerate most...
Forum: Airheads 10-02-2014, 08:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 780
Posted By Jim Day
Dunlop K70...Now there's a nice tire :lol3

Dunlop K70...Now there's a nice tire :lol3
Forum: Airheads 10-01-2014, 09:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 448
Posted By Jim Day
On my /6 I've kind of worked out a routine....

On my /6 I've kind of worked out a routine. Putting it into first I let the clutch out slightly with light pressure until it pops into gear. Shifting to second on hard acceleration I shift at 4500...
Forum: Airheads 10-01-2014, 09:24 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,398
Posted By Jim Day
Awesome!!!

Awesome!!!
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