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Forum: Airheads Yesterday, 07:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 480
Posted By Airhead Wrangler
I'm missing something here. Why WOULDN'T you...

I'm missing something here. Why WOULDN'T you take your airhead to bend?
Forum: Airheads Yesterday, 02:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 283
Posted By Airhead Wrangler
I took a 6 month trip down to South America on my...

I took a 6 month trip down to South America on my R80 about 5 years ago now. I didn't take all that much in the way of parts.

I swapped my ignition out for a points can, brought some spare points...
Forum: Airheads Yesterday, 10:25 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 585
Posted By Airhead Wrangler
Some are worse than others - sometimes there's a...

Some are worse than others - sometimes there's a big fin of rubber on the parting line that needs to be removed, sometimes not. I've seen some where the mold halves weren't aligned correctly...
Forum: Airheads 04-16-2015, 11:19 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 585
Posted By Airhead Wrangler
I think a step that often gets missed is cleaning...

I think a step that often gets missed is cleaning all the waxy mold release off the new rubbers with a solvent as well as sanding off and smoothing any mold flash on the parting line that will cause...
Forum: Airheads 04-16-2015, 09:12 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 5,091
Posted By Airhead Wrangler
Exact reason I sold my duc. I have the self...

Exact reason I sold my duc. I have the self control to ride it responsibly most of the time, but having to always reign yourself in is frustrating when the devil on your shoulder just wants to ride...
Forum: Airheads 04-15-2015, 01:45 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,288
Posted By Airhead Wrangler
I'd start over with a new wheel rather than...

I'd start over with a new wheel rather than making that boat anchor of a GS wheel fit. That allows use of nothing but off the shelf parts. Saves time, effort, and agony. Maybe not money, but that...
Forum: Airheads 04-15-2015, 07:07 AM
Replies: 1,619
Views: 167,502
Posted By Airhead Wrangler
What do you mean by "the rest of the engine?"...

What do you mean by "the rest of the engine?" :huh
Forum: Airheads 04-14-2015, 08:13 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,221
Posted By Airhead Wrangler
I know FUBAR was talking about making a run of...

I know FUBAR was talking about making a run of these recently. Send a PM to Houseoffubar.
Forum: Airheads 04-13-2015, 12:48 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,221
Posted By Airhead Wrangler
I sketched it up and ordered all the bends for...

I sketched it up and ordered all the bends for it. FUBAR chopped it all up and welded it back together again. He could use mine for a pattern if you want one. It fits stock r100gs headers and...
Forum: Airheads 04-13-2015, 10:47 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,221
Posted By Airhead Wrangler
3 if you count mine. Fubar made mine for me. It...

3 if you count mine. Fubar made mine for me. It has a nice smooth merge collector on it. The old kind that merges together at 90 degrees is just idiotic.
...
Forum: Airheads 04-13-2015, 10:26 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,221
Posted By Airhead Wrangler
I had a y-pipe and straight through reverse cone...

I had a y-pipe and straight through reverse cone on my ST for a while before switching over to the later stock mono 2-2 system with quite a chunky collector box. All I know is that it would easily...
Forum: Airheads 04-12-2015, 11:08 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 917
Posted By Airhead Wrangler
Not sure what you're goal is, Jim, but if you're...

Not sure what you're goal is, Jim, but if you're looking for an opportunity to save weight, then there's plenty to be trimmed out of the exhaust system. A 2-1 with a y pipe can weight as little as 5...
Forum: Airheads 04-10-2015, 12:51 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 891
Posted By Airhead Wrangler
Put a want ad on IBMWR. I ran one on my ST for a...

Put a want ad on IBMWR. I ran one on my ST for a long time. Worked great.
Forum: Airheads 04-08-2015, 06:18 PM
Replies: 921
Views: 121,876
Posted By Airhead Wrangler
Here you go: ...

Here you go:
http://cdn-1.psndealer.com/e2/dealersite/images/re-psycle/vp4013119_1_large.jpg

http://cdn-1.psndealer.com/e2/dealersite/images/re-psycle/vp4013119_2_large.jpg
...
Forum: Airheads 04-08-2015, 10:44 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 23,178
Posted By Airhead Wrangler
Highwaydirtbikes.com

Highwaydirtbikes.com
Forum: Airheads 04-07-2015, 11:04 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 23,178
Posted By Airhead Wrangler
http://jowls.smugmug.com/Other/HPN-Build/i-GGtvBw6...

http://jowls.smugmug.com/Other/HPN-Build/i-GGtvBw6/0/L/P1020472-L.jpg

Not a current photo, I hadn't installed the motoscope at the time, but I don't have any more recent photos of my handlebars.
...
Forum: Airheads 04-07-2015, 09:36 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 23,178
Posted By Airhead Wrangler
The starter button also acts as a kill switch by...

The starter button also acts as a kill switch by tapping it twice. I'd rather have a switch though, but I'm settling for the double tap to reduce handlebar clutter.



I just rewired the neutral...
Forum: Airheads 04-07-2015, 05:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 666
Posted By Airhead Wrangler
Safety glasses are a good idea as well. I know...

Safety glasses are a good idea as well. I know someone one here has a photo of their bloodied eye from one of these clips firing into their eye. I've personally launched these clips several times...
Forum: Airheads 04-07-2015, 12:44 PM
Replies: 7,930
Views: 1,605,140
Posted By Airhead Wrangler
Bonus points awarded for non-bmw aircooled boxer...

Bonus points awarded for non-bmw aircooled boxer in the background.
Forum: Airheads 04-07-2015, 09:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 343
Posted By Airhead Wrangler
A lot of times the listed 0-60 time is just...

A lot of times the listed 0-60 time is just calculated by weight and horsepower not taking gearing or shifting time into consideration and thus the figures are often nowhere near achievable in...
Forum: Airheads 04-07-2015, 09:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 374
Posted By Airhead Wrangler
I haven't done it with an engine, but have used...

I haven't done it with an engine, but have used greyhound to ship a frame. They don't offer door to door service, you have to drop it off and pick it up at a bus station, but the price is VERY right.
Forum: Airheads 04-07-2015, 09:27 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 23,178
Posted By Airhead Wrangler
It actually works out very easily and cleanly as...

It actually works out very easily and cleanly as the stock charging and ignition systems are more or less standalone systems with their own subharnesses - not part of the main wiring harness. Just...
Forum: Airheads 04-06-2015, 09:46 PM
Replies: 7,930
Views: 1,605,140
Posted By Airhead Wrangler
Flip your rocker covers over before the show. :D

Flip your rocker covers over before the show. :D
Forum: Airheads 04-06-2015, 02:09 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 23,178
Posted By Airhead Wrangler
Yes you can. I'm using the 4 momentary button...

Yes you can. I'm using the 4 momentary button setting on the m-unit. The headlight button will flash brights with a short tap, switch up to brights with a short hold, and switch off/on with a long...
Forum: Airheads 04-06-2015, 08:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 522
Posted By Airhead Wrangler
Where'd he go? Did I miss something?

Where'd he go? Did I miss something?
Forum: Airheads 04-06-2015, 08:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 547
Posted By Airhead Wrangler
Is the secondary air system still installed? ...

Is the secondary air system still installed? Sometimes unburnt mixture igniting in your headers and/or collector makes kind of a metallic rattle sound. It can also happen if your headers don't seal...
Forum: Airheads 04-03-2015, 11:43 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,039
Posted By Airhead Wrangler
If you've got to scratch the airhead itch, I'd...

If you've got to scratch the airhead itch, I'd personally go for a naked R80 instead of the R65. Not any heavier to speak of and a little more "open road worthy" than the R65 in my experience and...
Forum: Airheads 04-03-2015, 10:23 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,284
Posted By Airhead Wrangler
As ugly as this thing is, they're super...

As ugly as this thing is, they're super comfortable.

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-l4R2oHCXAx8/VRq_5gXZpPI/AAAAAAAABd8/3GUQkjF1OhE/w1024-h576-no/upload_-1
Forum: Latin America 04-02-2015, 08:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 383
Posted By Airhead Wrangler
Wheelies will get you right over scrape-free.

Wheelies will get you right over scrape-free.
Forum: Airheads 04-02-2015, 07:08 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 9,747
Posted By Airhead Wrangler
Neither can I, er.... Fred. Thanks for posting...

Neither can I, er.... Fred. Thanks for posting the photos though
Forum: Airheads 03-30-2015, 01:52 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 9,747
Posted By Airhead Wrangler
Oooh, me too. Got any?

Oooh, me too. Got any?
Forum: Airheads 03-28-2015, 09:13 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,215
Posted By Airhead Wrangler
Find someone with a frame jig. ...

Find someone with a frame jig.

http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b259/CALIBER60/frameAlign_1010105lr_zps52271581.jpg
...
Forum: Airheads 03-27-2015, 08:29 AM
Replies: 1,884
Views: 697,616
Posted By Airhead Wrangler
I had a jawa 350 twin as my second bike and it...

I had a jawa 350 twin as my second bike and it was a hoot. So much so that I managed to lunch the transmission in under 3 weeks. Still a fun bike though.
Forum: Airheads 03-27-2015, 08:09 AM
Replies: 177
Views: 9,747
Posted By Airhead Wrangler
I'd take any /5 cables you have - especially a...

I'd take any /5 cables you have - especially a set of choke cables.
Forum: Airheads 03-27-2015, 07:53 AM
Replies: 177
Views: 9,747
Posted By Airhead Wrangler
Allow me to qualify that statement a bit. I've...

Allow me to qualify that statement a bit. I've yet to ride an airhead that I'd call a "monster." :D
Forum: Airheads 03-24-2015, 11:42 AM
Replies: 1,619
Views: 167,502
Posted By Airhead Wrangler
Is it me or did it just get weird in here?

Is it me or did it just get weird in here?
Forum: Airheads 03-17-2015, 03:28 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,177
Posted By Airhead Wrangler
Where? I missed that part. Dimple facing in or...

Where? I missed that part. Dimple facing in or out?
Forum: Airheads 03-17-2015, 05:46 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,177
Posted By Airhead Wrangler
...and on that same note, are the rocker spindles...

...and on that same note, are the rocker spindles oriented correctly?
Forum: Airheads 03-15-2015, 12:00 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 12,267
Posted By Airhead Wrangler
Sorry, man. Looks like I'm out. Too rainy and...

Sorry, man. Looks like I'm out. Too rainy and shitty to ride without a front cover today.
Forum: Airheads 03-13-2015, 11:30 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 12,267
Posted By Airhead Wrangler
Will you be drinking it also? I might also need...

Will you be drinking it also? I might also need to use your bandsaw for a second.
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