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Forum: Old's Cool 03-12-2010, 03:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 568
Posted By VictorZulu
oops

:argDoh! I turned the case right side up. Now the numbers are on the left side
Picture forthcoming.
Forum: Old's Cool 03-12-2010, 01:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 568
Posted By VictorZulu
Engine ID

I have a partial airhead engine in the garage. I'd like to know what it came from and when - something to identify it for if/when I decide to aquire parts.
The numbers are on a flat under the...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-24-2010, 11:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,048
Posted By VictorZulu
For all-around riding I agree there is more to be...

For all-around riding I agree there is more to be considered than horsepower. My R80ST is the best handling, most FUN thing I've ridden. No complaints. But lately, I've been in a top-end mode of...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-23-2010, 07:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,048
Posted By VictorZulu
Ok, on second look, it's not the '89 906 (88hp @...

Ok, on second look, it's not the '89 906 (88hp @ 8000rpm)... Oh, here it is. In my haste I happened to stumble across the '78 900 SS (867cc 56hp @ 7000rpm) which maybe isn't terribly...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-23-2010, 07:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,048
Posted By VictorZulu
:kurt Right, I'll take that as a homework...

:kurt Right, I'll take that as a homework assignment. I don't remember which Duck I am referring to. Just a quick look and thought I saw something around 900cc, 56Hp @7000RPM...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-23-2010, 05:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,048
Posted By VictorZulu
I may have to switch loyalties. I'm getting too...

I may have to switch loyalties. I'm getting too old to be a stodgy old guy.
Forum: Old's Cool 02-23-2010, 05:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,048
Posted By VictorZulu
Airheads and Guzzis and Ducs, Oh My!

Of the three, I've owned / ridden only the airhead. Now looking at the other two with some interest in adding to the stable. What surprised me, is the fact that the Guzzi (late 80's LeMans) has all...
Forum: Airheads 02-05-2010, 02:33 PM
Replies: 878
Views: 104,898
Posted By VictorZulu
Crap. 3/4 through a nice chatty reply and I...

Crap. 3/4 through a nice chatty reply and I fat-finger it into the aether. :kboom
Think I'll just head out to the garage and see if I can manage a photo...
Forum: Airheads 02-04-2010, 11:17 PM
Replies: 878
Views: 104,898
Posted By VictorZulu
'83 ST produced in the first US batch Oct '82: ...

'83 ST produced in the first US batch Oct '82: 7067
Forum: Airheads 02-04-2010, 04:17 PM
Replies: 878
Views: 104,898
Posted By VictorZulu
Thanks for bumping it up - just registered...

Thanks for bumping it up - just registered yesterday and probably wouldn't have found the thread for a time...

I have an '83 in the garage without much history; I bought it new from Atlas Cycle...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-03-2010, 06:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,285
Posted By VictorZulu
I'd forgotten about that Honda. I visited a Honda...

I'd forgotten about that Honda. I visited a Honda dealer friend of my dad's when just out of high school - and found myself intrigued by that engine design on a Japanese bike. It was innovative, and...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-03-2010, 05:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,285
Posted By VictorZulu
Pushrod Twins

Conventional wisdom (at least the conventions I frequent) have valve float as THE factor limiting revs. The airhead seems to have some opportunity to increase revs short of floating valves. What is a...
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