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Forum: Airheads 03-23-2015, 06:57 PM
Replies: 6,267
Views: 579,793
Posted By Thorazine
Choaked with fat? :huh Even though I have...

Choaked with fat? :huh

Even though I have no clue what that's supposed to mean, I could see that happening in Murka pretty easily.

Planktonn's a twifter :wink:

Scratch that. It's not...
Forum: Airheads 03-22-2015, 10:07 PM
Replies: 6,267
Views: 579,793
Posted By Thorazine
Hey Plank. I nosed around the gov. site. That...

Hey Plank. I nosed around the gov. site. That MOT seems like a real pain in the ass. How long does it take, and how many s will you be paying for the privilege of being tested?

And do you pay...
Forum: Airheads 03-04-2015, 10:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,135
Posted By Thorazine
And Thor, my '74 R90/6, deems the name honorable....

And Thor, my '74 R90/6, deems the name honorable.

(don't tell anyone, but Thor is actually more a true Roscinante, but I swear the name conflates him enough to allow me to flog the shit out of...
Forum: Airheads 03-03-2015, 08:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,135
Posted By Thorazine
Yup. Next full reading will be my 3rd too. But...

Yup. Next full reading will be my 3rd too. But unlike you, the contents of my brain case is too limiting to understand everything in that book. The 1st time I read it, I had no interest in...
Forum: Airheads 03-01-2015, 11:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,135
Posted By Thorazine
Damn right. I'd watch it right now, except for I...

Damn right. I'd watch it right now, except for I need to get to sleep--Pirsig before going to sleep = not productive.
Forum: Airheads 03-01-2015, 11:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,148
Posted By Thorazine
:lol3 I remember seeing something like that on a...

:lol3 I remember seeing something like that on a Sportster forum, except it was Reliable, Fast or Cheap--pick two."
Forum: Airheads 02-24-2015, 05:44 PM
Replies: 6,267
Views: 579,793
Posted By Thorazine
Brought to you by the country that gave you the...

Brought to you by the country that gave you the Airhead (warning: 2:25--Mama don't play):

<iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/G-VM5wqzhWY" frameborder="0"...
Forum: Airheads 02-19-2015, 11:15 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,004
Posted By Thorazine
Heh heh. Good catch on the correct spelling,...

Heh heh. Good catch on the correct spelling, Voltaire :hide

But if you want to be really authentic, you need the proper Bostonian spelling: hah-bah, as in Bahstan Hahbah. :1drink

I'd stay...
Forum: Airheads 02-17-2015, 09:58 PM
Replies: 6,267
Views: 579,793
Posted By Thorazine
Something like this perhaps?

Something like this perhaps?
Forum: Airheads 02-17-2015, 09:56 PM
Replies: 6,267
Views: 579,793
Posted By Thorazine
Well done. Or I could have forgone all this by...

Well done. Or I could have forgone all this by thinking ahead of time by simply quoting him. Won't be the first time I made things complicated.
Forum: Airheads 02-17-2015, 09:52 PM
Replies: 6,267
Views: 579,793
Posted By Thorazine
Shit, so did I.** And like you said, we didn't...

Shit, so did I.** And like you said, we didn't really have to, did we? For the very few I know who didn't bite, their kids are much better rounded than most (including Lenin's portrait-keeper's...
Forum: Airheads 02-17-2015, 09:08 PM
Replies: 6,267
Views: 579,793
Posted By Thorazine
One of my favorite posts of his was #739 (and...

One of my favorite posts of his was #739 (and yes, Plank, madmen definitely included, as you insisted 2 posts later). I've shared this with other Airheads out here (nods and burps of approval). For...
Forum: Airheads 02-17-2015, 08:56 PM
Replies: 6,267
Views: 579,793
Posted By Thorazine
:puke2 You just had to include the one with the...

:puke2 You just had to include the one with the chaps.
Forum: Airheads 02-17-2015, 07:14 PM
Replies: 6,267
Views: 579,793
Posted By Thorazine
The world is a colder & less fun place since he...

The world is a colder & less fun place since he left.

To pjcr12! :freaky
Forum: Airheads 02-17-2015, 07:11 PM
Replies: 6,267
Views: 579,793
Posted By Thorazine
Sounds like San Francisco, still the leftiest...

Sounds like San Francisco, still the leftiest area in the US, but always near the top in cost of living. The people I know, one an attorney (but a good egg nonetheless) can only afford to live in an...
Forum: Airheads 02-17-2015, 05:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 565
Posted By Thorazine
:freaky Good to hear. Congrats! I think I'm...

:freaky Good to hear. Congrats! I think I'm due for a thorough carb clean myself. As for you, get out and ride!
Forum: Airheads 02-17-2015, 05:07 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,370
Posted By Thorazine
I may be a dummy, but I ain't no foo

:1drink Fixed. Bike started just fine at work. Checked the battery when I got home: 12.65. I have a burly 30 a/h one, so I'm not sure if it charged any, or if it's just a studly battery. Will...
Forum: Airheads 02-17-2015, 03:06 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,370
Posted By Thorazine
Bluhduh Fix one problem, create another. That's me!

So, it turns out upon closer inspection that the culprit was the tranny seal down by the points. No oil coming out of the crank or cam. Fortunately it all went well except for my #1 weakness:...
Forum: Airheads 02-12-2015, 07:16 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,370
Posted By Thorazine
Thanks, Bubba. I like having a window of thought...

Thanks, Bubba. I like having a window of thought before I begin a project, but if I brain to much, then there's no end to my questioning. As my late Grandpa from Alabammy (long may he be...
Forum: Airheads 02-12-2015, 06:12 PM
Replies: 2,173
Poll: Slash 2
Views: 226,428
Posted By Thorazine
Yup, but if the chroming is the work of the...

Yup, but if the chroming is the work of the aforementioned hippie, then balance must be restored by returning it to its initial and intended magnificence: Anti-hippie Black.

None More Black
Forum: Airheads 02-12-2015, 12:00 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,370
Posted By Thorazine
This is no one's thread, fxray. By being an...

This is no one's thread, fxray. By being an Airhead rider/wrench, you were de facto invited, which I'm sure we're all glad you chimed in. I'll prolly begin working Fri night and all day Sat. Progress...
Forum: Airheads 02-11-2015, 04:15 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,370
Posted By Thorazine
See? We ain't dum!

See? We ain't dum!
Forum: Airheads 02-11-2015, 03:48 PM
Replies: 389
Views: 53,569
Posted By Thorazine
Negra Modelo is the German-style dunkel. ...

Negra Modelo is the German-style dunkel. Speaking of which, I just tried Dos Equis Invierno this winter--damn good stuff, but it's only available in the winter. Not as sweet as Negra (which I still...
Forum: Airheads 02-11-2015, 03:24 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,370
Posted By Thorazine
fxray--Those are great pics to clarify measuring...

fxray--Those are great pics to clarify measuring the cam seal. I think that was the only thing I still wasn't completely picturing. Very very helpful. Thanks for that. I think we have the same...
Forum: Airheads 02-11-2015, 02:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 685
Posted By Thorazine
Hey tommer, the Atlanta Airheads have a thread...

Hey tommer, the Atlanta Airheads have a thread here. You should ask them. Go here. (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=932468)
Forum: Airheads 02-10-2015, 03:36 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 9,494
Posted By Thorazine
Chicken :1drink

Chicken :1drink
Forum: Airheads 02-10-2015, 09:16 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,370
Posted By Thorazine
Thanks all. I now remember seeing somewhere that...

Thanks all. I now remember seeing somewhere that the donuts were spacers, to compensate for the gap created by the gasket. Like I said before, I don't remember seeing those donuts when I replaced...
Forum: Airheads 02-09-2015, 04:43 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,370
Posted By Thorazine
All the parts are in, including the donuts. All...

All the parts are in, including the donuts. All set to go this weekend. Now, the answer to my question may be obvious once everything's torn apart, but just in case:

1. Using the link above, in...
Forum: Airheads 02-05-2015, 10:37 PM
Replies: 6,267
Views: 579,793
Posted By Thorazine
:clap Attaboy, DBD! :freaky

:clap Attaboy, DBD! :freaky
Forum: Airheads 01-30-2015, 03:04 PM
Replies: 6,267
Views: 579,793
Posted By Thorazine
:clap Huzzahs to s/he who created this.

:clap Huzzahs to s/he who created this.
Forum: Airheads 01-27-2015, 03:09 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,370
Posted By Thorazine
Will do, thanks Disston. Can you...

Will do, thanks Disston.



Can you explain what you mean here? What can become off-centered, the seal in relation to the crank?

No hurry--I'm ordering the parts right now, and won't...
Forum: Airheads 01-27-2015, 12:38 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,370
Posted By Thorazine
OK, I guess I'll pull the cover like I did last...

OK, I guess I'll pull the cover like I did last year. Here's what I did then: I put a thin coat of oil on the edges of the seals and tapped them in flush with the front using a socket slightly larger...
Forum: Airheads 01-26-2015, 02:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 463
Posted By Thorazine
Damn, and I had a smartass comment all figgered...

Damn, and I had a smartass comment all figgered out when I went back to that site and saw those blue letters, especially since the cheapest copy on Amazon is a going for $84.98 :eek1

That said,...
Forum: Airheads 01-26-2015, 02:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 463
Posted By Thorazine
OK, just to be clear: Assuming all your...

OK, just to be clear:

Assuming all your wiring is cool and all components are working, when you turn the ignition on, the red (gen) light AND the yellow (oil pressure) lights are on. (Of course...
Forum: Airheads 01-26-2015, 10:54 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,370
Posted By Thorazine
Thanks, Bill. All signs point to the crank seal...

Thanks, Bill. All signs point to the crank seal being the culprit, and I can picture that one being the easiest. I'll be sure to use a socket slightly larger then the hole, then when I get nearly...
Forum: Airheads 01-25-2015, 07:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 589
Posted By Thorazine
:photog :thumb

:photog
:thumb
Forum: Airheads 01-25-2015, 06:42 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,370
Posted By Thorazine
Replacing crankshaft and camshaft seals

So I've been getting some pretty good leakage from the front cover of my '74 R90/6. After pulling off the cover, I saw quite a bit of new oil near the bottom, also on the bottom of the points well. ...
Forum: Airheads 01-23-2015, 05:06 PM
Replies: 6,267
Views: 579,793
Posted By Thorazine
And only $150-200.

And only $150-200.
Forum: Airheads 01-23-2015, 04:55 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,119
Posted By Thorazine
Here's a link...

Here's a link (http://www.ibmwr.org/otech/chassis.html) with all the info to tell an Airhead's model year by serial #.

This is interesting as well....
Forum: Airheads 01-22-2015, 10:35 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,829
Posted By Thorazine
The 1st & 2nd pics are tragic, but quite pretty...

The 1st & 2nd pics are tragic, but quite pretty as well. I'll be following this.

My wife says "Taiwan Jayoh" back at you! :thumb
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