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Forum: Airheads 04-21-2015, 07:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 433
Posted By bgoodsoil
There was a run of grey coils that would get fine...

There was a run of grey coils that would get fine cracks in the housing. When warm, the cracks would open enough to let moisture in.

I had a similar problem on a road trip. I'd die in the rain....
Forum: Airheads 04-21-2015, 06:58 AM
Replies: 1,069
Views: 93,511
Posted By bgoodsoil
So cool :thumb Good luck, man! Take...

So cool :thumb

Good luck, man! Take pictures for those of us stuck at home!

:lurk
Forum: Airheads 04-20-2015, 07:34 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,430
Posted By bgoodsoil
So, uh...I didn't ship the fork yet :shog I'm...

So, uh...I didn't ship the fork yet :shog I'm flying home to Atlanta Thursday though so I've got to get out before then!

I've got a sub-frame off a twin shock that I'll stick in the box. It's...
Forum: Airheads 04-19-2015, 07:35 PM
Replies: 1,624
Views: 168,553
Posted By bgoodsoil
WMB Made in Poland :D ...

WMB

Made in Poland :D

http://bgoodsoil.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Another-GS-on-the-road/i-vsnWR2N/0/L/DSCN1204-L.jpg
Forum: Airheads 04-19-2015, 02:27 PM
Replies: 1,624
Views: 168,553
Posted By bgoodsoil
Much easier than you'd think: ...

Much easier than you'd think:

http://bgoodsoil.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Another-GS-on-the-road/i-BR72h8B/0/M/DSCN1198-M.jpg

The battery tray at the back needs to be extended to lay flat on the...
Forum: Airheads 04-19-2015, 10:11 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 686
Posted By bgoodsoil
Nah I used it for paperwork and spare cash for...

Nah I used it for paperwork and spare cash for borders. I was worried the heat would ruin it. I keep my weed in the false bottom of the right Jesse.
...
Forum: Airheads 04-19-2015, 09:45 AM
Replies: 1,624
Views: 168,553
Posted By bgoodsoil
You internet people are disgusting! I cut...

You internet people are disgusting!

I cut the alt cover and timing chain cover as low to the bolt holes as I could. I plan to weld a plate on top of the alternator cover and run it back to the...
Forum: Airheads 04-19-2015, 09:01 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 16,732
Posted By bgoodsoil
+1. I had a $5,000 GPS laptop when I was a...

+1.

I had a $5,000 GPS laptop when I was a lighthouse keeper in Alaska. The Pelican case kept it safe through numerous tumbles out of the helicopter :D

I put one on the back from my tools...
Forum: Airheads 04-18-2015, 07:16 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 16,732
Posted By bgoodsoil
Put mine on a camera case ...

Put mine on a camera case

http://bgoodsoil.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Another-GS-on-the-road/i-CDjmVKX/0/O/519434804_24kSV-M.jpg
...
Forum: Airheads 04-18-2015, 04:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 699
Posted By bgoodsoil
I don't remember where I got those from. I...

I don't remember where I got those from.

I only remember seeing them in yellow and BUYING THEM IMMEDIATELY. :lol3

I cut the alternator/timing chain cover right above the bolt holes--took a...
Forum: Airheads 04-17-2015, 08:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 686
Posted By bgoodsoil
I think you'd be better off putting the M-unit...

I think you'd be better off putting the M-unit elsewhere though I don't have any numbers to back it up.

I understand wanting to use that space though. I built a small stash box in to mine for...
Forum: Airheads 04-17-2015, 04:35 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,669
Posted By bgoodsoil
Hey don't go blaming me! You know I don't do...

Hey don't go blaming me! You know I don't do pre-'81 airheads :lol3
Forum: Airheads 04-17-2015, 04:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 699
Posted By bgoodsoil
Hey I know that guy! All my spare time is...

Hey I know that guy!

All my spare time is getting side-tracked in to the soapbox derby. The bike's been a bit neglected.

I do plan to head out to the garage tonight to finish this job though ...
Forum: Airheads 04-16-2015, 09:01 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,669
Posted By bgoodsoil
Nah, you're all wrong. The head's mass created a...

Nah, you're all wrong. The head's mass created a gravity well which attracted the flying debris resulting from the cosmic explosions caused by combustion, thereby saving the valves much like the...
Forum: Airheads 04-14-2015, 06:47 PM
Replies: 1,624
Views: 168,553
Posted By bgoodsoil
Wish I had gone ahead and cut off the rest of the...

Wish I had gone ahead and cut off the rest of the engine.
Forum: Airheads 04-13-2015, 04:42 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,494
Posted By bgoodsoil
The presence of an early crossover will throw a...

The presence of an early crossover will throw a curveball in the collector box discussion.
Forum: Airheads 04-13-2015, 04:22 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,494
Posted By bgoodsoil
I bet some of the y-pipe poor performance rumors...

I bet some of the y-pipe poor performance rumors are because Keihin's is such an obvious piece of junk. I'm no expert but I'm pretty sure a 90 degree merge is bad for maintaining a laminar flow :D
...
Forum: Airheads 04-12-2015, 06:30 PM
Replies: 1,624
Views: 168,553
Posted By bgoodsoil
Dude that's only 20 bucks! WANT.

Dude that's only 20 bucks! WANT.
Forum: Airheads 04-12-2015, 05:15 PM
Replies: 1,624
Views: 168,553
Posted By bgoodsoil
Ah, that's better. ...

Ah, that's better.

http://bgoodsoil.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Another-GS-on-the-road/i-QRJqBFJ/0/X2/DSCN1194-X2.jpg
Forum: Airheads 04-10-2015, 02:05 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,430
Posted By bgoodsoil
It's maybe 1/2" of difference. Grind the cooling...

It's maybe 1/2" of difference. Grind the cooling fins off your stock sump, drill 4 holes in it and mount some studs. Make damn sure they don't leak! Bolt on your favorite stolen road sign and...
Forum: Airheads 04-09-2015, 10:13 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,430
Posted By bgoodsoil
He's right you know. Swapping things is fun but...

He's right you know. Swapping things is fun but I'm sure the stock forks would handle that fine.

You may prefer a lower seat height to more suspension too. I'm bailing on an extended...
Forum: Airheads 04-09-2015, 09:43 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,430
Posted By bgoodsoil
Amen, brother. You change one thing and it's like...

Amen, brother. You change one thing and it's like kicking over the first domino. I hope the PO is aware of this. If not, he's so screwed :lol3<!-- / message -->
Forum: Airheads 04-09-2015, 09:42 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,430
Posted By bgoodsoil
My stock G/S fork would twist noticeably in...

My stock G/S fork would twist noticeably in turns. I could grab the front brake and watch the fender go out of line with the wheel. Leaning in to a corner I'd hear the brake pad kiss the rotor. ...
Forum: Airheads 04-09-2015, 09:02 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,430
Posted By bgoodsoil
Jenna destroyed a set of ST forks even after...

Jenna destroyed a set of ST forks even after upgrading them to the 9s. She rides harder than most though. Still, the stock forks can't be pushed hard in a camping/mild-offroading scenario without...
Forum: Airheads 04-09-2015, 07:49 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,430
Posted By bgoodsoil
Those 50mm Extremes look awesome. They're...

Those 50mm Extremes look awesome. They're friggin' HUGE :gdog
Forum: Airheads 04-09-2015, 07:27 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,461
Posted By bgoodsoil
Can't say enough about convex mirrors. I have no...

Can't say enough about convex mirrors. I have no blind spot--I can see the left headlight of a car behind me in my right mirror and vise-versa. I feel a little nervous riding without convex mirrors...
Forum: Airheads 04-09-2015, 05:58 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,430
Posted By bgoodsoil
I've got a complete DR fork: triples, wheel,...

I've got a complete DR fork: triples, wheel, brakes, fork brace, Gold Valves, .6 springs. It's height-adjustable. You can have the whole thing for $100+shipping.

The DRZ has a better...
Forum: Airheads 04-07-2015, 08:21 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,021
Posted By bgoodsoil
I ran in to the same problem. Got the TrailTech...

I ran in to the same problem. Got the TrailTech and couldn't get it to work with the airhead either.

I'm planning to get one of those $20 'perfectly adequate' ones and run the trigger to an...
Forum: Airheads 04-07-2015, 08:07 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 13,897
Posted By bgoodsoil
Put that sucker in the Flea Market! Daddy needs...

Put that sucker in the Flea Market! Daddy needs a new set of tires!
Forum: Airheads 04-06-2015, 11:43 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 13,897
Posted By bgoodsoil
Far be it from me to call your mufflers cheap....

Far be it from me to call your mufflers cheap. I'm not even calling your mufflers mufflers!

I'd call them low-grade metal tubing covered in chintzy fake chrome that you bolted up in place of...
Forum: Airheads 04-06-2015, 09:12 AM
Replies: 347
Views: 36,644
Posted By bgoodsoil
Fred did that on the Dobber. It might seem...

Fred did that on the Dobber. It might seem 'hippy rigged' but it seemed much less likely to leak that the stock, hard plastic horns. When the pressure of the hose clamps squeezes the rubber...
Forum: Airheads 04-06-2015, 08:01 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 13,897
Posted By bgoodsoil
It'll be annoyingly loud with those crappy...

It'll be annoyingly loud with those crappy mufflers. We could merge them in to a box muffler under the engine easily.

That'll only be worthwhile if you plan to keep it though.
Forum: Airheads 04-06-2015, 07:59 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 13,897
Posted By bgoodsoil
I'd take that bike over a fleet 350-4s. Much more...

I'd take that bike over a fleet 350-4s. Much more powerful, much more reliable engine, low maintenance belt drive AND it looks better.
Forum: Airheads 04-05-2015, 02:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 493
Posted By bgoodsoil
I've had a puncture in a natural rubber tube...

I've had a puncture in a natural rubber tube while going down the highway. It got squishy and I pulled to the side of the road. no instant catastrophic failure.

I finally replaced that tube...
Forum: Airheads 04-04-2015, 08:26 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 10,325
Posted By bgoodsoil
Anybody else wanna help me break in to Fred's...

Anybody else wanna help me break in to Fred's garage next week? He'll never know we....fuck. Nevermind.
Forum: Airheads 04-04-2015, 08:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 493
Posted By bgoodsoil
When you get a puncture in a tubeless tire, it...

When you get a puncture in a tubeless tire, it slowly leaks down giving you time to get to the side of the road.

When you get a puncture in a normal butyl tube it pops like a birthday balloon. I...
Forum: Airheads 04-03-2015, 04:42 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 10,325
Posted By bgoodsoil
I must have 2 or 3 of all that stuff at the...

I must have 2 or 3 of all that stuff at the house.

And I can flagrantly undercut Fred's prices by giving 'em to ya :lol3 Welcome to Crazy Brad's House o' Parts! :happay
Forum: Airheads 04-03-2015, 06:29 AM
Replies: 885
Views: 98,759
Posted By bgoodsoil
People told me that about airheads too. 5 engines...

People told me that about airheads too. 5 engines later, I'm thinking kids are a bad idea for me :lol3


Coolest mom EVER :thumb
Forum: Airheads 04-03-2015, 05:09 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 13,897
Posted By bgoodsoil
Caught one of those in the stomach once. :baldy ...

Caught one of those in the stomach once. :baldy

Seems a great thing to have in a noisy shop. When there are 3 machines going, the radio blaring and everyone's wearing ear muffs--all you gotta do...
Forum: Airheads 04-01-2015, 12:19 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 13,897
Posted By bgoodsoil
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