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Forum: Airheads Yesterday, 08:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 435
Posted By ccmickelson
Bingo! Great guy. Highly recommended.

Bingo! Great guy. Highly recommended.
Forum: Airheads Yesterday, 02:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 435
Posted By ccmickelson
There's a guy in LA who Ted Porter told me about...

There's a guy in LA who Ted Porter told me about who had really reasonable prices as well. I'll see if I can find his card when I get home.
Forum: Airheads Yesterday, 02:18 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 124
Posted By ccmickelson
Yes, those are the factory mounting studs with...

Yes, those are the factory mounting studs with rubber bushings. I recommend replacing them with either new OEM mounts or better yet, solid mounts which will also serve as the grounding point for the...
Forum: Airheads Yesterday, 08:50 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 577
Posted By ccmickelson
I totally agree. Choose your region and then let...

I totally agree. Choose your region and then let serendipity work it's magic.
Forum: Airheads Yesterday, 07:00 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 5,782
Posted By ccmickelson
Valid or not, I can't help by think that SS is...

Valid or not, I can't help by think that SS is lurking and quite pleased with himself that even in his absence he is stealing the spotlight and soaking up the collective attention of this forum.
Forum: Airheads Yesterday, 06:48 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 5,782
Posted By ccmickelson
I rather enjoyed the recent declaration that...

I rather enjoyed the recent declaration that "zinc is a known carcinogen".
Forum: Airheads Yesterday, 06:45 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 5,782
Posted By ccmickelson
I rather enjoyed the recent declaration that...

I rather enjoyed the recent declaration that "zinc is a known carcinogen".:lol3
Forum: Airheads 05-03-2015, 10:45 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 5,782
Posted By ccmickelson
And "thusly" is not grammatically correct within...

And "thusly" is not grammatically correct within the context of your statement correcting robtg's punctuation thusly. Smarty pants.
Forum: Airheads 05-03-2015, 08:45 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 5,782
Posted By ccmickelson
Tom Cutter, albeit slightly more personable, is a...

Tom Cutter, albeit slightly more personable, is a perfect example of this.
Forum: Airheads 05-02-2015, 06:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 552
Posted By ccmickelson
My 3 year old is the one I gotta look out for....

My 3 year old is the one I gotta look out for. She tried using it as a hammer this morning.
Forum: Airheads 05-02-2015, 12:35 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 5,782
Posted By ccmickelson
Alas...as with Lord Voldemort, and most...

Alas...as with Lord Voldemort, and most archetypal villains, SS's arrogance leads to his downfall. And like the Dark Lord, although SS remains highly accomplished and prodigious in skill, he is...
Forum: Airheads 05-02-2015, 11:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 552
Posted By ccmickelson
You're probably right there, but like I said,...

You're probably right there, but like I said, that figure is the average of the two.:evil My calculations and or rounding could have been off as well as my math skills are dubious at best. Also I did...
Forum: Airheads 05-02-2015, 08:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 552
Posted By ccmickelson
Late night solder fumes...oh my head. You...

Late night solder fumes...oh my head.

You might just wait until you're ready to change out the covers. Here's one of the factory covers from my RS mono. Project an average of 26.1679 mm from...
Forum: Airheads 05-02-2015, 12:20 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 5,782
Posted By ccmickelson
You dare utter "He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named"?? Lord...

You dare utter "He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named"?? Lord Voldemort of airheadom?

Yea, I kind of miss him too.
Forum: Airheads 05-01-2015, 11:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 552
Posted By ccmickelson
Yea, I'm sure the blue is fine. I've never...

Yea, I'm sure the blue is fine. I've never actually had to replace a stud. (The red works great for keeping my fly from coming open which is historically a problem area).

I have actually lost a...
Forum: Airheads 05-01-2015, 11:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 552
Posted By ccmickelson
Not sure about the Siebenrocks but I would...

Not sure about the Siebenrocks but I would measure how far the old one's project first and hopefully end up somewhere in that neighborhood with the new ones. There is a pretty narrow lenghth range in...
Forum: Airheads 04-30-2015, 09:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 453
Posted By ccmickelson
If go ahead with it... ...

If go ahead with it...

http://bmwmotorcycletech.info/timingchain.htm

Text heavy, but it has pretty much all the info you'll need for the job.

Probably order a new tensioner spring as well...
Forum: Airheads 04-27-2015, 07:09 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,282
Posted By ccmickelson
I dig the color. /6's are great bikes. My...

I dig the color. /6's are great bikes.
My grandparents (Mikkelsen) came from Copenhagen.
Look forward to your thread.
Forum: Airheads 04-23-2015, 06:24 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 436
Posted By ccmickelson
This is what I was thinking. Can you hear the...

This is what I was thinking. Can you hear the pads riding on the rotors even without applying the lever?
Forum: Airheads 04-22-2015, 07:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,030
Posted By ccmickelson
Actually that's not a fairing at all...they just...

Actually that's not a fairing at all...they just do that during mating season.
Forum: Airheads 04-20-2015, 12:42 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,705
Posted By ccmickelson
Nice post! So many commonalities to my own...

Nice post! So many commonalities to my own experience as a rider and parent. I once had a moment of insanity and sold the two airheads subsequent to the arrival of my first child (of 3)...guilt, I...
Forum: Airheads 04-18-2015, 10:17 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,036
Posted By ccmickelson
Making sure they are aligned and "seated"...

Making sure they are aligned and "seated" properly will help prevent splitting after the cylinder is torqued down. Ask me how I know.
Forum: Airheads 04-18-2015, 01:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,036
Posted By ccmickelson
I've done my fair share of cylinder reseals and...

I've done my fair share of cylinder reseals and I've never noticed a seam nor excessive waxy or oily residue (wouldn't the heat from the engine block take care of that anyhow?).
I know some guys...
Forum: Airheads 04-17-2015, 01:01 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 8,366
Posted By ccmickelson
This bike adorns my computer desktop. One of the...

This bike adorns my computer desktop. One of the coolest mods/conversions I've seen. Really nice lines. Drool, drool...
Forum: Airheads 04-14-2015, 08:26 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,601
Posted By ccmickelson
Best set up I've found (for my RS) is stock...

Best set up I've found (for my RS) is stock springs (no spacers) and Progressive 465 series rear shock.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-12-2015, 09:11 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,838
Posted By ccmickelson
I consider every other driver on the road as if...

I consider every other driver on the road as if they are blind and mentally disabled. Front, behind or on either side, you need to know where they are, what they are doing and what you might need to...
Forum: Airheads 04-12-2015, 07:32 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,714
Posted By ccmickelson
Diode board ground wires in good shape and...

Diode board ground wires in good shape and solidly grounded to engine case?
Forum: Airheads 04-12-2015, 07:15 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,714
Posted By ccmickelson
A stab in the dark: Clean contact area on the end...

A stab in the dark: Clean contact area on the end of the rotor where the brushes ride? Pencil eraser works well for this.

If not, I have found this webpage...
Forum: Airheads 04-08-2015, 08:52 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,601
Posted By ccmickelson
You're in my neck of the woods! Looks like you...

You're in my neck of the woods! Looks like you had breakfast at The Lodge in Cloudcroft? Did they tell you the ghost story?
The bike looks great. Sorry to hear about your side cover. The wind this...
Forum: Airheads 04-05-2015, 01:23 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 6,888
Posted By ccmickelson
Your post inspired me to jump on my R100 mono for...

Your post inspired me to jump on my R100 mono for a little spin on this fine Sunday afternoon. Yes, they are sweet bikes. Thanks, Henry.
Forum: Airheads 04-03-2015, 11:02 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 3,941
Posted By ccmickelson
Not renewing the woodruff key when replacing the...

Not renewing the woodruff key when replacing the cam sprocket once caused me a fair amount of grief. Probably a good idea for the crank sprocket as well. If I recall it was made of brass. A worn key...
Forum: Airheads 04-01-2015, 12:05 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 3,941
Posted By ccmickelson
Yes, there is indeed an intuitive sense that...

Yes, there is indeed an intuitive sense that kicks in after you get to know a bike. You just know when something's not quite right.

A hot engine definitely makes more racket than a cold one. I...
Forum: Airheads 03-31-2015, 10:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 818
Posted By ccmickelson
I've gotten down to just a roll of duct tape and...

I've gotten down to just a roll of duct tape and a hammer.
Forum: Airheads 03-31-2015, 02:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 818
Posted By ccmickelson
In case you wanted to go OEM... ...

In case you wanted to go OEM...

http://m.ebay.com/itm/131446895266?nav=SEARCH

I've purchased from this guy, S. Meyer, before. He's legit and sometimes will take an offer. Also, if you keep an...
Forum: Airheads 03-31-2015, 01:17 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 3,941
Posted By ccmickelson
Hard to tell from vid if it's valve train noise...

Hard to tell from vid if it's valve train noise or timing chain. Since it started around last valve adjust, maybe follow that possibility first?
Forum: Airheads 03-31-2015, 04:58 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,442
Posted By ccmickelson
I would expect more for $4,500. Better and more...

I would expect more for $4,500. Better and more original overall condition.
As others have pointed out, the devil is in the details.
Forum: Airheads 03-31-2015, 04:24 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,224
Posted By ccmickelson
I agree. ...

I agree.

http://i1095.photobucket.com/albums/i469/ccmickelson/attachmentQWJLG9PL.jpg (http://s1095.photobucket.com/user/ccmickelson/media/attachmentQWJLG9PL.jpg.html)

Not big on the white...
Forum: Airheads 03-30-2015, 07:07 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 6,182
Posted By ccmickelson
Congrats and welcome to the world of airheads. It...

Congrats and welcome to the world of airheads. It does look like a very clean bike.

If you haven't already, you might ask the seller for maintenance records, ownership history, etc. I always...
Forum: Airheads 03-27-2015, 07:24 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 6,182
Posted By ccmickelson
Even if the 7K miles is legit (and I have my...

Even if the 7K miles is legit (and I have my doubts), $4,000 is a lot of money for a standard R65 in my opinion. I'd sooner make an offer on the LS. Bet you could get it for $3500 or thereabouts....
Forum: Airheads 03-27-2015, 10:10 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 6,182
Posted By ccmickelson
Several decades ago I had a neighbor named Roger...

Several decades ago I had a neighbor named Roger who was about as hardcore a Harley guy as you will find. Roger, at the time he was probably in his mid-50s and lived with his mom. He had a big, bushy...
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