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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Today, 09:06 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,164
Posted By Bill Harris
My suspicion is that it depends on how hungry his...

My suspicion is that it depends on how hungry his lawyer is. It's still liability, and you'd still need to get your own bottomfeeder to respond.

My take? I'd have sold it to home and...
Forum: Airheads Today, 06:53 AM
Replies: 583
Views: 64,740
Posted By Bill Harris
I'll agree with 'Boff-- it may be cobbed...

I'll agree with 'Boff-- it may be cobbed together from spares. Still valuable, but the history is important. I'd suspect that "Bator Int'l" is just a collector/investor clearing house. I figure...
Forum: Airheads Today, 06:36 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,834
Posted By Bill Harris
Oh... "It's ART. It doesn't m e a n...

Oh... "It's ART. It doesn't m e a n anything..."

Works for me. :freaky

--Bill
Forum: Airheads Yesterday, 09:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 314
Posted By Bill Harris
I was just wonderin' the same thing. Mine has...

I was just wonderin' the same thing. Mine has been just sittin' there for 40 years. I ~think~ that the assembly is a tight fit in the FD housing, and there
is a rivet or screw in the center on...
Forum: Airheads Yesterday, 07:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 314
Posted By Bill Harris
Yep--- pop the fill plug and you'll find out...

Yep--- pop the fill plug and you'll find out about the oil level PDQ-- if it's high it'll gush. If there is water in the gear oil, it may look like latte'.

That cover is just a vent that usually...
Forum: Airheads Yesterday, 05:52 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,853
Posted By Bill Harris
Another shock stud broken on a monolever rear...

Another shock stud broken on a monolever rear drive. Looks like the stud snapped where the threads start, and that overstressed and broke the FD housing. IIRC, much like SS's. I'm wondering...
Forum: Airheads Yesterday, 05:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 171
Posted By Bill Harris
One "non-transmission" cause might be a little...

One "non-transmission" cause might be a little rust on the clutch splines that results in the clutch plate not sliding freely on the input shaft, which causes the clutch to drag a little on release,...
Forum: Airheads Yesterday, 05:09 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,834
Posted By Bill Harris
Ditto. What is the "hayabusa rabbit" to the...

Ditto.

What is the "hayabusa rabbit" to the right of the mobile? I don't do Kanji well and have no clue to what it says.

--Bill
Forum: Airheads Yesterday, 04:27 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,297
Posted By Bill Harris
And that "front downtube" area will neaten up...

And that "front downtube" area will neaten up once the faring mounting h'ware is removed. You might give thought to retaining the fairing electrical plug for a quick interconnection to the front...
Forum: Airheads Yesterday, 11:06 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,572
Posted By Bill Harris
Yeah, that is why I suggested Plot,...

Yeah, that is why I suggested


Plot, celebs, ties in with earlier films.

:)

--Bill
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Yesterday, 10:26 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 915
Posted By Bill Harris
^^^ +10^10. --Bill

^^^ +10^10.

--Bill
Forum: Airheads Yesterday, 10:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 331
Posted By Bill Harris
My understanding is that the Enduralast "Bosch...

My understanding is that the Enduralast "Bosch system" alternator is a Chinese copy of the Taiwanese Omega (Emerald Island) alternator.

Need I say more?

--Bill
Forum: Airheads Yesterday, 10:11 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,297
Posted By Bill Harris
I'm 'putering between jobs-- must-do Van...

I'm 'putering between jobs-- must-do Van maintenance and bike ride (before a week of rainy days hits)... :ricky

--Bill
Forum: Airheads Yesterday, 10:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 394
Posted By Bill Harris
Thanks to Ed, for helping to Keep the Dream...

Thanks to Ed, for helping to Keep the Dream Alive.

Tools you'll need for yearly/regular maintenance: the 27mm (1-1/16" 6 point) socket, with the outer edge turned/ground down for the swingarm...
Forum: Airheads Yesterday, 05:11 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,297
Posted By Bill Harris
And, bringing it over from elsewhere: Take a...

And, bringing it over from elsewhere:

Take a peek at Inmate bmwhacker's sidecar rig. He's prolly fried more brain cells figuring out innovative mods than anybody. IMO, this rig is well set-up...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-23-2015, 04:53 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,443
Posted By Bill Harris
Police are hard to read. I initially approach...

Police are hard to read. I initially approach them in a neutral frame of mind and after I see behind the curtain I'll either warm up or raise shields. Most cops are OK, but you can't tell right...
Forum: Airheads 05-23-2015, 04:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 796
Posted By Bill Harris
And if worse comes to worst, Vice Grips has a...

And if worse comes to worst, Vice Grips has a pair of "needlenose" lockable pliers that work miracles. But if that inner washer/bearing race don't pull out easily, it's time to remove the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-23-2015, 12:31 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,443
Posted By Bill Harris
There are too many people around just like that--...

There are too many people around just like that-- they like to "mess with" others and see how far they can push things. They are the ones who deserve to be pilloried and humiliated in the town...
Forum: Airheads 05-23-2015, 12:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 796
Posted By Bill Harris
The throwout bearing doesn't need ot be lubed by...

The throwout bearing doesn't need ot be lubed by the user-- it is lubricated by gear oil via "seepage" from the gearbox. The "inbetween" type with the small roller bearings (like the OP has) needs...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-23-2015, 09:05 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,443
Posted By Bill Harris
I understood your use in the context. One...

I understood your use in the context.

One can demand or one can ask anything of anybody, but whether that body complies is another issue regardless of context.

Bottom line is she hit, then ran...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-23-2015, 08:41 AM
Replies: 2,842
Views: 421,995
Posted By Bill Harris
Too many new parts, too good of shape to be...

Too many new parts, too good of shape to be molested into a cafe'.

Pray for it.

--Bill
Forum: Airheads 05-23-2015, 08:27 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,297
Posted By Bill Harris
Avon... Jessica Rabbit... was that the...

Avon... Jessica Rabbit... was that the double-headlight fairing?

http://www.empireonline.com/images/features/100greatestcharacters/photos/88.jpg

:eek1

--Bill
Forum: Airheads 05-23-2015, 03:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 461
Posted By Bill Harris
OK, two votes for "Wheelie". Yeee-ha. :D ...

OK, two votes for "Wheelie". Yeee-ha.

:D


No need for something fancy like that... it's just an old /5.

Here is my bike's old clutch, original '73 pressure ring, lost track of how old the...
Forum: Airheads 05-23-2015, 02:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 746
Posted By Bill Harris
A gearbox is not exactly a DIY job. Special...

A gearbox is not exactly a DIY job. Special tools are needed, as is experience, which is only gained by doing many boxes.

Let's put it this way. Since 1973 I've done almost everything on my...
Forum: Airheads 05-22-2015, 08:04 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,297
Posted By Bill Harris
Look through the Drag Specialties online catalog....

Look through the Drag Specialties online catalog.

http://www.dragspecialties.com/

They do a lot of Harley conversion/custom parts. You'll want a headlight bucket for a 7" US/DOT headlamp. ...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-22-2015, 07:25 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,443
Posted By Bill Harris
Best reply. You seriously need...

Best reply.





You seriously need to get help on this. That behavior and a motorcycle (or any motor vehicle, for that matter) are not a good mix and you could end up being a statistic.
Forum: Airheads 05-22-2015, 06:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 444
Posted By Bill Harris
Didn't this very same type of failure happen with...

Didn't this very same type of failure happen with PRT seals just last year? IIRC, they may have been M'Bins?

This shouldn't happen. Ever. If the pushrod tubes have been thwacked to move the...
Forum: Airheads 05-22-2015, 05:44 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,251
Posted By Bill Harris
And to summarize: ...

And to summarize:

http://i1051.photobucket.com/albums/s423/GailsCallsMeKarl/swallow.png

:deal
Forum: Old's Cool 05-22-2015, 02:49 PM
Replies: 2,842
Views: 421,995
Posted By Bill Harris
Yeah... it is sorta neat. Wonder how well...

Yeah... it is sorta neat.

Wonder how well it runs?

-Bill
Forum: Airheads 05-22-2015, 02:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 746
Posted By Bill Harris
After wading through Fleisher's tome on...

After wading through Fleisher's tome on transmissions, if everything checks out, I'd go ride and keep an eye on things. "Horrid noises" when running on the centerstand do not necessarily translate...
Forum: Airheads 05-22-2015, 08:33 AM
Replies: 245
Views: 16,535
Posted By Bill Harris
Bike: a /5. I've run with a fairing for so...

Bike: a /5. I've run with a fairing for so long that the headlight bucket innards, etc, have been modded so much that there prolly isn't room inside for a headlight lamp assembly. I can run...
Forum: Airheads 05-22-2015, 07:44 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,297
Posted By Bill Harris
Ditto, Fred. If I did a /2, I'd prefer to do is...

Ditto, Fred. If I did a /2, I'd prefer to do is as a /2 frame and a /5 engine and transmission. A /2 engine is period-correct and has it's own aesthetic but a later engine is advantageous in the...
Forum: Airheads 05-22-2015, 07:35 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,572
Posted By Bill Harris
Heck, in the next sequel I'd like to see Tina...

Heck, in the next sequel I'd like to see Tina mudwrestle Charlize with Dr Dealgood being played by Hillary.

Yeah. Thunderdome: The Rematch.

It's just a movie and we're just an internet forum....
Forum: Airheads 05-22-2015, 07:29 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 557
Posted By Bill Harris
Take a look at Duane Ausherman's website-- it has...

Take a look at Duane Ausherman's website-- it has a section on checking and aligning forks.

http://w6rec.com/duane/bmw/



Of course we can look at the headtube gussets and see if they look...
Forum: Airheads 05-21-2015, 09:54 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 8,365
Posted By Bill Harris
Dead serious. Your "R80 gets some love" thread...

Dead serious. Your "R80 gets some love" thread was danged good, and this "Hack thread" has greatness looming on the horizon. Trust me. :deal

--Bill
Forum: Airheads 05-21-2015, 09:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 557
Posted By Bill Harris
And don't forget the R65 in his photo has a...

And don't forget the R65 in his photo has a Beancan front cover, which tends to be a bit chubbier.

EDIT: But yes, it is closer by a factor of inches.

--Bill
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-21-2015, 08:38 PM
Replies: 38,273
Views: 10,155,863
Posted By Bill Harris
Whew. Audi. That was an expensive mishap. ...

Whew. Audi. That was an expensive mishap.

Likely they would have safety valves to prevent overpressure and a kaboom, but it could make a big whooosh...
...
Forum: Airheads 05-21-2015, 07:39 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 8,365
Posted By Bill Harris
You sound like a man with a plan... it will be an...

You sound like a man with a plan... it will be an epic Build Thread. :ear :lurk

--Bill
Forum: Airheads 05-21-2015, 07:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 557
Posted By Bill Harris
Take the horseshoe-shaped fork brace and make...

Take the horseshoe-shaped fork brace and make sure that the "mating faces" of the brace-- where it contacts the fork sliders are true, ie, flat. Check by rocking against a sheet of plate glass, and...
Forum: Airheads 05-21-2015, 07:05 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,572
Posted By Bill Harris
Danged Aussies... :puke1 --Bill

Danged Aussies... :puke1

--Bill
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