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Forum: Airheads Yesterday, 07:13 AM
Replies: 1,315
Views: 85,454
Posted By photomd
Cool Oilhead! I love traveling on mine. It has...

Cool Oilhead! I love traveling on mine. It has been a great long distance bike as well as a commuter and carver. It's rock steady on the interstate and will drag the valve covers if need be. The...
Forum: Airheads 12-26-2014, 06:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,047
Posted By photomd
I was on mine today and thought about this...

I was on mine today and thought about this thread. 25 MPH is right around 4200 RPM in first.
Forum: Airheads 12-23-2014, 03:40 PM
Replies: 1,315
Views: 85,454
Posted By photomd
So did you you start using the dual plugs? If so,...

So did you you start using the dual plugs? If so, notice any difference?

How was the Oilhead?

:ear
Forum: Airheads 12-23-2014, 10:31 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,493
Posted By photomd
The needle sticks out of the bottom of the slide...

The needle sticks out of the bottom of the slide or piston that is attached to the diaphragm.
Forum: Airheads 12-21-2014, 04:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 362
Posted By photomd
If it's the same as my '88, there's one wiring...

If it's the same as my '88, there's one wiring harnass to disconnect and some bolts to remove the fairing. The wiring harness is just in front and above the left hand grip. Once you remove all the...
Forum: Airheads 12-21-2014, 06:22 AM
Replies: 1,315
Views: 85,454
Posted By photomd
I think Oilheads are great bikes and right now...

I think Oilheads are great bikes and right now they're a deal. I've got a 96 RSL with an M97 tranny. I've done 1800+ miles in 4 days on mine, commute regularly and it's a very comfortable, capable...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-20-2014, 01:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,086
Posted By photomd
See if you can find some of the past Classic Bike...

See if you can find some of the past Classic Bike and Classic Bike Guide mag's from the last 3-4 years. At one point I remember lots of articles about the Water Buffalo. They described the symptoms...
Forum: Airheads 12-19-2014, 05:49 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,493
Posted By photomd
IMHO, replace all the o-rings and gaskets. I...

IMHO, replace all the o-rings and gaskets. I can't see the needle very well, but if it's got scratches on it and/or any asymmetry where it slides through the needle jet, replace both items. I do this...
Forum: Airheads 12-18-2014, 06:07 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,437
Posted By photomd
Ya know....I'm not sure how this would work on...

Ya know....I'm not sure how this would work on Bings. I did it on Kehein CV carbs on two Kawasakis. They had a traditional "choke": a flap that blocked the venturi on the air intake side of the carb....
Forum: Airheads 12-17-2014, 05:35 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,437
Posted By photomd
Fuel is pulled from the float bowls by the low...

Fuel is pulled from the float bowls by the low pressure created by the piston on the intake stroke creating suction through the venturi. The fuel in a float bowl sees the same pressure as you...
Forum: Airheads 12-10-2014, 06:06 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,298
Posted By photomd
It was just telling you it needed to be...

It was just telling you it needed to be replaced....:evil

(Cool bike...it's been fun watching you put it back together)
Forum: Old's Cool 12-08-2014, 01:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,023
Posted By photomd
I haven't had a problem with ethanol, but I try...

I haven't had a problem with ethanol, but I try to avoid it in two of my bikes: one has an aluminum tank and the other is a 60+ year old bike that runs better on staight gas. My bikes all seem to run...
Forum: Airheads 12-08-2014, 10:52 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 8,981
Posted By photomd
Yeah...Big Bamboo's method is better than mine. I...

Yeah...Big Bamboo's method is better than mine. I wish I'd done it that way...pretty slick. :clap
Forum: Airheads 12-08-2014, 10:42 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 8,981
Posted By photomd
I enjoy painting as well and this looks like a...

I enjoy painting as well and this looks like a great project. This will be fun to watch. You're a smart man. I usually convence myself that I can paint something once and be done....never happens. I...
Forum: Racing 11-29-2014, 07:48 AM
Replies: 231
Views: 11,449
Posted By photomd
Yeah...I doubt I have time to race. Work and...

Yeah...I doubt I have time to race. Work and family keep me pretty busy. That being said, if I can make it up there I'll try to do photos again. I'll also try to swing by and meet y'all. Good luck to...
Forum: Racing 11-28-2014, 06:26 PM
Replies: 231
Views: 11,449
Posted By photomd
Anyway to learn the routes? I'm a local putting...

Anyway to learn the routes? I'm a local putting together a dual sport and would like to ride up there to check out the routes.
Forum: Old's Cool 11-23-2014, 03:27 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 10,318
Posted By photomd
Run Moly in the rear diff as well.

Run Moly in the rear diff as well.
Forum: Old's Cool 11-15-2014, 07:20 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,875
Posted By photomd
Really? What a shame. I'm very happy with mine....

Really? What a shame. I'm very happy with mine. My engine was puking oil when I bought it. The piston to bore clearance was too large so I put in a set of Gilardonis. They mearsured out perfectly and...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-14-2014, 06:11 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,875
Posted By photomd
Holy cow have the prices of Gilardoni cylinders...

Holy cow have the prices of Gilardoni cylinders and pistons come down. Here's the link to what you need (http://www.mgcycle.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=68_129&products_id=2129). Call...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-13-2014, 01:30 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,875
Posted By photomd
Don't know what you're doing? NO! NO! NO! I don't...

Don't know what you're doing? NO! NO! NO! I don't think you "did" anything wrong. However the bike is telling you something went wrong...very wrong.

My experience is coming from playing with...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-13-2014, 06:05 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,875
Posted By photomd
IMHO, that engine is telling you what happed. I...

IMHO, that engine is telling you what happed. I find when I have something like that in my garage, the bike is talking and it's up to me to listen, if you know what I mean.

I'd look at the...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-01-2014, 02:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,018
Posted By photomd
I had a 680 in my airhead for 3 years. It's my...

I had a 680 in my airhead for 3 years. It's my winter bike and I had to bump start it twice with temps below 35F. So I upgraded to the larger Odyssey (the 925...I think). If I didn't ride in temps...
Forum: Airheads 10-31-2014, 06:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 582
Posted By photomd
IMHO, follow the above directions on warming the...

IMHO, follow the above directions on warming the engine and remove the carbs so NOTHING is blocking the intake.

I remove both plugs and use a metal document holder to clamp the plug electrode to...
Forum: Airheads 10-30-2014, 12:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,071
Posted By photomd
somebody just gave me an XR400. It's taken about...

somebody just gave me an XR400. It's taken about $800 to buy parts to get it road worthy. I'll try to let you know how the tag process goes. The DMV claims it can be done...we'll see.
Forum: Old's Cool 10-06-2014, 06:18 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 11,108
Posted By photomd
Yep, there are two markings. You can put a pencil...

Yep, there are two markings. You can put a pencil or a pen through the spark plug hole, watch the valves and get real close to TDC. I like the degree wheel solution on a CD: that's a great idea.
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Forum: Airheads 10-03-2014, 04:17 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,649
Posted By photomd
I've had two pairs of Onroads and bought both off...

I've had two pairs of Onroads and bought both off Fleabay. I don't think I paid over $220 for either pair. I usually buy mine just after Christmas or in January. I'm right there with ya on the...
Forum: Airheads 10-03-2014, 06:18 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,649
Posted By photomd
My bikes include an R1100RSL and R100RS and a...

My bikes include an R1100RSL and R100RS and a moto guzzi cafe bike with rear sets. Both sets of boots work great on the BMW's. The Guzzi is tight, but I can scratch my a$$ with my heel without moving...
Forum: Airheads 10-02-2014, 06:34 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,649
Posted By photomd
I have Sidi Onroads and Aerostich Combat boots....

I have Sidi Onroads and Aerostich Combat boots. The Onroads are my comfortable touring boot. They were completely dry after 6 hours of pouring rain on a recent trip. The only down side is they're...
Forum: Ride reports 09-25-2014, 06:09 AM
Replies: 556
Views: 135,754
Posted By photomd
You are a great story teller. This report is...

You are a great story teller. This report is funny, sad and I can't wait to see how it ends. Thanks for putting it out there. :thumb
Forum: Ride reports 09-14-2014, 08:39 AM
Replies: 357
Views: 90,915
Posted By photomd
Wow...his resilence is amazing. I've said it...

Wow...his resilence is amazing. I've said it before: he should have a camera crew. This would be much better to watch than any of the current build shows. Go Doug! Fun stuff to watch. Here's hoping...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-12-2014, 01:35 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 8,038
Posted By photomd
I'll be there....hanging around the swap meet....

I'll be there....hanging around the swap meet. I'll be the short gray haired one. Here's hoping to see y'all kicking around. :freaky
Forum: Airheads 09-11-2014, 06:12 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,200
Posted By photomd
Yeah...since wiring checks out, I'd pull the...

Yeah...since wiring checks out, I'd pull the plugs, either take out the pressure switch or remove your rocker covers and turn the engine over with the starter. You should see oil come out of the...
Forum: Airheads 09-07-2014, 05:13 PM
Replies: 1,315
Views: 85,454
Posted By photomd
I was lookin' for some shallow, meaningless,...

I was lookin' for some shallow, meaningless, interpersonal drama: Not this. Ya know...prove a guru wrong or something. As for what happened...well, that just sucks. :arg All I can add is stick with...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-07-2014, 09:30 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 11,108
Posted By photomd
Boy, did you score a beaut! Congrats on an...

Boy, did you score a beaut! Congrats on an awesome bike. I've had a blast with mine. Between MG Cycle and Guzziology, I've found it very easy to keep on the road. This'll be fun to watch.
Forum: Airheads 09-07-2014, 08:19 AM
Replies: 1,315
Views: 85,454
Posted By photomd
IMHO, you need to look in your manual. It will...

IMHO, you need to look in your manual. It will say the viscosity and rating your engine needs for it's oil. I'm pretty sure it'll say SG rated oil; that's your additive package that you need....
Forum: Old's Cool 09-06-2014, 05:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 956
Posted By photomd
That's a great read. Thanks. :thumb A friend...

That's a great read. Thanks. :thumb

A friend of mine goes by the Darwin Theory after he rebuilds bikes: run them hard and the weak parts will be found. That panhead is a cool bike.
Forum: Airheads 09-04-2014, 10:49 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,341
Posted By photomd
I had a similar issue with mine when I bought it....

I had a similar issue with mine when I bought it. Mine would headshake whenever it was leaned over and hit a bump...like stop to stop. It scared the crap outta me at first. Once I had the bike I...
Forum: Airheads 09-03-2014, 05:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,080
Posted By photomd
Mine did something similar. My voltage would drop...

Mine did something similar. My voltage would drop "a little" going back and forth to work. Then I took a road trip. Coming back up the interstate 200 miles at dusk, the voltage dropped to 12.5v. I...
Forum: Airheads 08-31-2014, 10:19 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 16,698
Posted By photomd
Ahh....come on! SHOW THE FAIRING! I've...

Ahh....come on! SHOW THE FAIRING!

I've always dreamed of doing a 70's Ducati 750/900SS fairing on an airhead. With the right fab skills, which you obviously have, it would be month watering. Come...
Forum: Airheads 08-22-2014, 07:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 599
Posted By photomd
yeah...this is gonna be fun to watch! :thumb

yeah...this is gonna be fun to watch! :thumb
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