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Forum: Vendors 10-26-2014, 02:57 PM
Replies: 285
Views: 37,565
Posted By Kai Ju
The definition of insanity...

...is to repeat the same action over and over, expecting a different result.

My point is, that once again none of you showed.

I had to suffer the indignity of doing my song and dance for a...
Forum: Vendors 10-25-2014, 12:06 PM
Replies: 285
Views: 37,565
Posted By Kai Ju
Thanks for the kind words, and sharing the...

Thanks for the kind words, and sharing the wealth.

Speaking of, Christmas is closer than you think and these make great stocking stuffers for your riding buddies.
Remember I still do the 5 for...
Forum: Thumpers 10-25-2014, 10:02 AM
Replies: 22,360
Views: 2,764,111
Posted By Kai Ju
I can't speak for the Edelbrock carb but you...

I can't speak for the Edelbrock carb but you should not have to manually raise the idle after start up.
It almost sounds like you may have a plugged or partially plugged low speed circuit that...
Forum: Thumpers 10-22-2014, 10:50 PM
Replies: 22,360
Views: 2,764,111
Posted By Kai Ju
I'm running mine as a Supermoto with 17" rims...

I'm running mine as a Supermoto with 17" rims front and rear with street rubber. It used to get scary at about 85, and when I tried scooting up on the seat to get more weight on the front it only got...
Forum: Airheads 10-21-2014, 07:37 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,064
Posted By Kai Ju
None of what you've shown us explains the...

None of what you've shown us explains the knocking noise, or the dings.
Have you pulled the oil pan yet ?
Forum: Airheads 10-19-2014, 10:54 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,622
Posted By Kai Ju
Quicker revving and smoother shifts.

Quicker revving and smoother shifts.
Forum: Airheads 10-19-2014, 10:00 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,622
Posted By Kai Ju
Take a look here and pm me if you're interested. ...

Take a look here and pm me if you're interested.

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=793612
Forum: Airheads 10-19-2014, 09:58 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,622
Posted By Kai Ju
I'm surprised that no one has mentioned running a...

I'm surprised that no one has mentioned running a stock airbox to improve your bottom end.
If you still have those parts I'd start there, especially with your intended use.
Forum: Airheads 10-06-2014, 06:49 AM
Replies: 6,913
Views: 1,366,038
Posted By Kai Ju
That's a very creative use of a peanut valve...

That's a very creative use of a peanut valve cover. Well, half of one anyway.
Forum: Road warriors 10-04-2014, 01:29 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 9,606
Posted By Kai Ju
Here is what a CB-1 with better suspension,...

Here is what a CB-1 with better suspension, brakes and twice the horsepower looks like.
Shouldn't have sold it, but it just didn't fit me, size wise.
More info and pictures here:...
Forum: Road warriors 09-21-2014, 05:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,413
Posted By Kai Ju
and a crappy job they did if this is the end...

and a crappy job they did if this is the end result.
Looks like some kid with a hacksaw and a hammer had at it, especially with the wiring hanging out all over the place.
Forum: Vendors 09-19-2014, 10:34 PM
Replies: 285
Views: 37,565
Posted By Kai Ju
Long Beach Swap Meet Coming Up

This time it's on the 28th.
Got a fresh batch of tools I'd like to sell.
Come see me and say hello.
Forum: Airheads 09-16-2014, 08:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 838
Posted By Kai Ju
Before you do any drilling or chiseling take a...

Before you do any drilling or chiseling take a flat punch and walk it around the bolt head while tapping it with a ball peen hammer. The benefits are twofold.
1. You may "shock" the bolt loose.
2....
Forum: Airheads 09-07-2014, 10:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 786
Posted By Kai Ju
I'm going to mark that day in the calender. I got...

I'm going to mark that day in the calender. I got one right, yeah.
Forum: Airheads 09-04-2014, 09:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 797
Posted By Kai Ju
if you're talking about the pins you can see with...

if you're talking about the pins you can see with the flywheel removed then you're talking about the wrong ones. There is a thrust washer on both sides of the casting. One against the crank, and one...
Forum: Airheads 09-03-2014, 09:06 PM
Replies: 6,913
Views: 1,366,038
Posted By Kai Ju
Just so you know, an R80 G/S just sold on E-Bay...

Just so you know, an R80 G/S just sold on E-Bay for $10,600. By itself, no other bikes included. Another one sold for $10,750, again, no other bikes included.
Right place right time, good on you....
Forum: Airheads 08-29-2014, 07:09 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,656
Posted By Kai Ju
That just happened to a friend of mine. The loose...

That just happened to a friend of mine. The loose nut completely destroyed the threads on the pinion shaft requiring a rebuilt of the rear drive.
The tip off was oil transfer from the driveshaft to...
Forum: Airheads 08-26-2014, 04:09 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 12,927
Posted By Kai Ju
gonna be famous, aren't you ?

gonna be famous, aren't you ?
Forum: Airheads 08-26-2014, 12:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,025
Posted By Kai Ju
Good point Stan_R80/7, I've seen my share of...

Good point Stan_R80/7, I've seen my share of airheads with what felt like completely brinneled bearings only to discover that it was caused by 30 year old solidified grease.
Forum: Airheads 08-26-2014, 08:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,025
Posted By Kai Ju
Disston, I agree it's not a race, but I used to...

Disston, I agree it's not a race, but I used to be a commission mechanic, I'm extremely lazy, and I'm always looking for the quickest/easiest way to do things. That's all.

They weren't name tags...
Forum: Airheads 08-26-2014, 07:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,025
Posted By Kai Ju
Not to sound like a know it all but there should...

Not to sound like a know it all but there should be no need to disassemble the forks or hang the bike from the rafters. Tie the centerstand to the front crossover of the headpipes, pull the front...
Forum: Airheads 08-18-2014, 11:58 PM
Replies: 6,913
Views: 1,366,038
Posted By Kai Ju
Here you go: http://tinyurl.com/pxk2uaj

Here you go: http://tinyurl.com/pxk2uaj
Forum: Airheads 08-18-2014, 09:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,432
Posted By Kai Ju
Have you tried rotating the piece you're trying...

Have you tried rotating the piece you're trying to pull out ?
Get a couple of hardwood dowels, the same size as the hole, insert just enough to get a good bite without going into the threads of the...
Forum: Airheads 08-18-2014, 07:51 PM
Replies: 186
Views: 13,532
Posted By Kai Ju
With or without your head in it ? :rofl

With or without your head in it ? :rofl
Forum: Airheads 08-16-2014, 12:56 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,080
Posted By Kai Ju
I posted this on the other recent flat tire...

I posted this on the other recent flat tire thread, let's see if it gets a more favorable reception here.
The point brought up against this method was that if I secure the valve stem against the...
Forum: Airheads 08-15-2014, 01:44 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 9,410
Posted By Kai Ju
What was it before ?

What was it before ?
Forum: Airheads 08-15-2014, 12:16 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 9,410
Posted By Kai Ju
Once again a thread has been completely derailed,...

Once again a thread has been completely derailed, and I hate to say it, by the same folks that always seem to do it.
The OP merely wanted to express his gratitude and pay Wirespokes a compliment....
Forum: Airheads 08-15-2014, 06:53 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 7,150
Posted By Kai Ju
Not exactly an Airhead but it is an aircooled...

Not exactly an Airhead but it is an aircooled engine, a rarity in this day and age.
Congrats, Tink.
Forum: Vendors 08-14-2014, 04:34 PM
Replies: 285
Views: 37,565
Posted By Kai Ju
Thanks, appreciate it. Haven't seen the results...

Thanks, appreciate it.
Haven't seen the results yet, but hopefully they will come.
Forum: Vendors 08-13-2014, 11:24 PM
Replies: 285
Views: 37,565
Posted By Kai Ju
some new developments

Aerostich liked the GasCard and has started carrying it. So while you're shopping their online catalog, you can throw in one, or more, of the GasCards. Here is the link to the site:...
Forum: Airheads 08-12-2014, 06:34 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 9,410
Posted By Kai Ju
Bill has a point, yours is the first negative...

Bill has a point, yours is the first negative comment I've read about Wirespokes. (Corrupting his name won't endear you to this crowd either, FWIW)

But instead of just throwing a negative comment...
Forum: Airheads 08-09-2014, 06:38 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 7,150
Posted By Kai Ju
Nice bike Tink, way to score another nice...

Nice bike Tink, way to score another nice Airhead.
You really should consider installing the original oil pan, just to make this a correct restoration.
Tell you what, I'll do it for you, and I'll...
Forum: Airheads 08-08-2014, 09:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,215
Posted By Kai Ju
Here is a tip I've used for years on spoke/tube...

Here is a tip I've used for years on spoke/tube type wheels.
I place a couple of layers of duct tape over the rim band and follow that with a snug fitting rubber washer around the tube's valve stem....
Forum: Airheads 08-07-2014, 12:26 PM
Replies: 941
Views: 60,799
Posted By Kai Ju
and make damn sure that the pivot pin doesn't...

and make damn sure that the pivot pin doesn't come out, ever.
I used safety wire on mine.
Forum: Airheads 08-06-2014, 07:34 PM
Replies: 6,913
Views: 1,366,038
Posted By Kai Ju
Nice selfie on a really pretty bike....or...

Nice selfie on a really pretty bike....or handsome, if pretty is too feminine.
Forum: Airheads 08-06-2014, 06:52 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,875
Posted By Kai Ju
It is, good catch.

It is, good catch.
Forum: Airheads 08-05-2014, 07:08 AM
Replies: 6,913
Views: 1,366,038
Posted By Kai Ju
Big Bamboo surely has the highest concentration...

Big Bamboo surely has the highest concentration of Airheads in Hawaii. Probabaly even more so than the local BMW dealer.
Forum: Airheads 08-04-2014, 12:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 287
Posted By Kai Ju
IIRC, the cover with the cast in intake was 78...

IIRC, the cover with the cast in intake was 78 only and had BMW cast into the cover, as opposed to stuck on.
That's what I'm running on mine, since I was missing a badge and couldn't find a...
Forum: Airheads 08-04-2014, 12:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,167
Posted By Kai Ju
That may well be the case, I tried to find them a...

That may well be the case, I tried to find them a while back with no success.
But I just let google be my friend and found this:
...
Forum: Airheads 08-03-2014, 04:37 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,834
Posted By Kai Ju
My apologies, I apparently did not see your first...

My apologies, I apparently did not see your first post and thought you were fishing for a sale.

But what I said about being able to read and not having more than two thumbs still holds true.
The...
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